A local rancher has announced he will run for Washington County Commissioner.
Rick Seeker has filed for the office of County Commissioner of Precinct One. Seeker will face incumbent Don Koester in the March Republican primary, the winner of which will face Democrat Shirley Harris-Jackson in November.
Born in Brenham and a resident of Washington County since 1995, Seeker has 44 years of experience in the oilfield industry. Seeker said his experience in handling large budgets will allow him to understand complex financial situations within the county.
Seeker said, since moving back to Washington County, he has paid close attention to commissioners court proceedings and what has and has not been done.
Seeker said he also wants to address what he calls a lack of pride of some landowners, and encourage them to keep up the image of the county by keeping their properties clean. In addition, he wants to make a concerted effort to always be available to constituents.
The primary election will be held March 3, 2020, with early voting beginning February 18th.