Kenneth Wood seeks re-election for Commissioner

Melissa Holmes|@LissaCHolmes mholmes@theglenrosereporter.com Staff Writer
Kenneth Wood

GLEN ROSE - Kenneth Wood has filed with the Republican Party for re-election as Somervell County Commissioner for Precinct 3.

Wood, who is currently in his first term, originally ran for commissioner because he felt like he could make a difference in the community. This time around he still feels the same way, plus he would like to continue helping the taxpayers by using their money wisely.

Over the course of his first term, one of the biggest challenges Wood said that he has faced as commissioner is tackling the county budget. Even though it was a challenge, Wood pointed out that he and the other commissioners have done a lot to reduce the county budget and he would like to continue with that progress.

Outside of the budget another issue that will be big for the county commissioners is the pending Luminant lawsuit. According to Wood, Comanche Peak is one of the biggest source of revenue for the county and not knowing the outcome of the lawsuit has been tough. Wood noted that the commissioners had to set the 2016 budget without knowing the tax revenue the county would be receiving from the plant in 2016.

If he is elected again Wood would just like to continue with the work he has started.

“I’m not one to say there is an agenda for me running,” he stated. “The main thing for me is I feel we have a good court that has worked hard to accomplish the budget and we’re not finished yet. We still have things to do.”

Early voting for the March primary will begin on Feb. 16 and run until Feb. 26. Election Day is March 1.