Tonja ‘TJ’ Sims

Age: 54

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi.

Occupation: I was the business owner of The Happy Hippo Coffee Shop for 5 years. Before that, I was the director of operations and a freight broker at Glen Rose Transportation Management for 18 years. I am currently an On Call BOA for Edward Jones. 

Education: I am a graduate of Hinds Junior College in Raymond, MS.

Immediate family: Married to Clint Sims; two sons, CJ Sims, 33, and Tack Sims, 20.

How long have you lived in Somervell County? I moved to Glen Rose/Somervell County 26 years ago.

Have ever run for office before? I have never run for office. 

What is the most important thing you want to do in office, if elected? "It is very important to me to not only do what is best for my precinct but for everyone in Somervell County. No one wants to pay more taxes, but we all want the best of everything. The tax dollars from the Nuclear Station are not unlimited and are declining each year so we must be wise with the taxpayer's money. We must look at all expenditures and determine what is best and most feasible. My goal would be to bring unity between all entities and work together for the overall progress and improvement of Somervell County.”