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What a County Judge is
+ what they do

In Texas, the County Judge presides over and is a voting member of the Commissioners Court.

Chief executive officer of the county and presiding officer of the commissioners court

Serves as head of emergency management

Oversees elections and sets voting precinct boundaries

Sets the county tax rate and adopts annual county budget

Oversees general county operations, including law enforcement and infrastructure

Administers the county's public health and welfare services

The work of county government is not glamorous, but it affects your daily life more than anything that happens in Washington, D.C.

The choice is clear

- ​Bill Gravell -

- ​Blane Conklin -

Inept in providing leadership during public health & safety crises

  • In the midst of the COVID pandemic, he abdicated his Constitutional responsibility as the chief emergency management official of the county. Source >
  • Hypocritically violated his own stay-at-home order. Source >
  • He failed to focus on preparing for the Winter Storm of 2021, and was responsible for spreading misinformation and false rumors during the crisis. Source >

The public health + safety of all in Williamson County will be my highest priority.

Anti-science

  • He interrupted a visiting expert to Commissioners Court who was remarking that COVID-19 hospitalizations were spiking, telling him to not say that because he did not agree. The data shows that the expert’s comments were accurate. Source >
  • Later on the same day he signed a local disaster declaration which stated that large gatherings posed a risk for spreading COVID-19, he stood up in a large church and said it was a safe place for people to congregate. Source >
  • He is opposed to conducting a scientific analysis of groundwater conditions in our county and our region. Source >
  • He considers wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic “a personal choice” rather than an effective means of reducing the spread of the virus. Source >

I will listen to experts
and promote policies based on evidence and science.

Covered up the killing of Javier Ambler

  • Covered up the killing of Javier Ambler to protect his friend Sheriff Chody. Source >

I will stand up for justice and accountability. I will not allow Javier Ambler to be forgotten.

A member of the “good old boys” club

  • Is a self-proclaimed member of the “good old boys” club. Source >

I will serve the people of Williamson County, not a cadre of good old boys.

dishonest

  • He promised he would lower your taxes, and in fact has voted to raise revenue in each of his first two years. Source >
  • When asked by reporters on April 8th, whether he had broken his stay at home order on April 7th, he lied and said it was not true. Source >

I will tell you the truth.

divisive & Partisan

  • When faced with a question about the display of the Pride Flag, he used his position of power to enflame, divide, and posture rather than lead and seek to unite. Source >
  • He repeatedly interrupted citizen comments, falsely accused them of not supporting law enforcement officers, and defended a failing Sheriff. Source >
  • He imitated Trump’s call for a wall on our southern border by ridiculously calling for a wall on the southern border of Williamson County. Source >
  • He used the issue of homelessness to divide. Source >
  • He said he has no problem with the use of a Jewish slur. Source >

I will serve all the people
of Williamson County.

Lacks judgement & Professionalism

  • He reacted with a “laugh” emoji to a twisted, racist, and violent Elf-on-a-Shelf depiction of a black football player having his legs cut off. Source >
  • Was rebuked by the Commissioners for unauthorized spending. Source >
  • He tweeted in support of vehicles harassing a Biden campaign bus that was travelling down Interstate 35. The event was under investigation by the FBI at the time. Source >

I will be a County Judge
you can trust.

The choice is clear

- ​Bill Gravell -

Inept in providing leadership during public health & safety crises

  • In the midst of the COVID pandemic, he abdicated his Constitutional responsibility as the chief emergency management official of the county. Source >
  • Hypocritically violated his own stay-at-home order. Source >
  • He failed to focus on preparing for the Winter Storm of 2021, and was responsible for spreading misinformation and false rumors during the crisis. Source >

Anti-science

  • He interrupted a visiting expert to Commissioners Court who was remarking that COVID-19 hospitalizations were spiking, telling him to not say that because he did not agree. The data shows that the expert’s comments were accurate. Source >
  • Later on the same day he signed a local disaster declaration which stated that large gatherings posed a risk for spreading COVID-19, he stood up in a large church and said it was a safe place for people to congregate. Source >
  • He is opposed to conducting a scientific analysis of groundwater conditions in our county and our region. Source >
  • He considers wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic “a personal choice” rather than an effective means of reducing the spread of the virus. Source >

Covered up the killing of Javier Ambler

  • Covered up the killing of Javier Ambler to protect his friend Sheriff Chody. Source >

A member of the “good old boys” club

  • Is a self-proclaimed member of the “good old boys” club. Source >

dishonest

  • He promised he would lower your taxes, and in fact has voted to raise revenue in each of his first two years. Source >
  • When asked by reporters on April 8th, whether he had broken his stay at home order on April 7th, he lied and said it was not true. Source >

divisive & Partisan

  • When faced with a question about the display of the Pride Flag, he used his position of power to enflame, divide, and posture rather than lead and seek to unite. Source >
  • He repeatedly interrupted citizen comments, falsely accused them of not supporting law enforcement officers, and defended a failing Sheriff. Source >
  • He imitated Trump’s call for a wall on our southern border by ridiculously calling for a wall on the southern border of Williamson County. Source >
  • He used the issue of homelessness to divide. Source >
  • He said he has no problem with the use of a Jewish slur. Source >

Lacks judgement & Professionalism

  • He reacted with a “laugh” emoji to a twisted, racist, and violent Elf-on-a-Shelf depiction of a black football player having his legs cut off. Source >
  • Was rebuked by the Commissioners for unauthorized spending. Source >
  • He tweeted in support of vehicles harassing a Biden campaign bus that was travelling down Interstate 35. The event was under investigation by the FBI at the time. Source >
vs

- ​Blane Conklin -

The public health + safety of all in Williamson County will be my highest priority.

I will listen to experts and promote policies based on evidence and science.

I will stand up for justice and accountability. I will not allow Javier Ambler to be forgotten.

I will serve the people of Williamson County, not a cadre of good old boys.

I will tell you the truth.

I will serve all the people of Williamson County.

I will be a County Judge you can trust.

- Endorsements for Blane -

James Talarico
Texas State
Representative
District 52

Terry Cook
Williamson County
Commissioner
Precinct 1

Hilda Montgomery
Round Rock
City Council
Place 6

Heather Jefts
Cedar Park
City Council
Place 6

MJ-hegar

MJ Hegar
2020 Texas
Democratic Nominee
for US Senate

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Esme Mattke Longoria
Leander
City Council
Place 2

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Jim Penniman-Morin
Cedar Park
City Council
Place 1

MitchD

Mitchell Drummond
Taylor
City Council
District 2

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