Williams announces candidacy

Published 8:48 pm Saturday, February 18, 2012

Curtis Williams has announced his candidacy for Dallas County Commission’s District 3. Williams, the current commissioner for the district, said he thanks God and his constituents for their support in his previous elections and looks forward to their continued commitment and their full support on March 13.

Williams said he is proud of the bridge project and five mile paving project that was completed on County Road 182. Additionally, he is proud of outdoor weather warning systems for unincorporated areas of Dallas County, new communication systems for the Sheriff’s Office and emergency management, recently completed an expansion at the Juvenile Detention Center, which added a capacity of approximately 70 bed spaces at the Dallas County Jail and a water system in the Orrville-Five Points, Martin Station, Safford and Marion Junction areas so citizens will have safe drinking water.

Most importantly, Williams said he and the other commissioners and Probate Judge Kim Ballard, provided financial stability and leadership in county government.

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Although there are economic challenges, the County Commission has maintained a balanced budget each year without any layoffs. The county recently received an “unqualified audit,” meaning no irregularities were found in the county’s finances.

“With a budget of more than $18 million, Dallas County needs proven, experienced leadership,” Williams said. “This is no time for a novice to be on the county commission.”

Williams said his objectives are to continue working in the best interest of the citizens of Dallas County in a cooperative and professional manner.