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County Commissioner, Precinct 4

Primary Election - Tuesday, March 6, 2018(Early Voting: Tuesday, February 20-Friday, March 2, 2018)Lubbock County Commissioners serve 4-year terms.
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    T.G. Caraway (Dem) Cotton Grader

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    Patti Jones (Rep) Lubbock County Commissioner, Precinct Four

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    Chad W. Seay (Rep) Business Owner

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Biographical Information

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. (325 characters, approx. 50 words)

COUNTY/CITY COOPERATION: How should the county and city cooperate on issues of mutual concern? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

OTHER ISSUES: What is the most important issue facing Lubbock County at this time? How do you plan to address it? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

Campaign Phone (806) 416-8375
Email for public contact: tg@tgcaraway.com
Education Attended school in Lorenzo, a class of ’81 graduate. Attended Western Texas College and West Texas State University.
I have worked in public service for 40 years including 7 years in the USAF. I’ve helped state employees, teachers, and others fight for better pay and benefits, and have worked as a cotton grader. My experience as an election clerk will enhance our work on election integrity in Lubbock.
We must make sure that the County and City work together to avoid duplication of cost and expenses. This effort can include restarting quarterly meetings with all elected officials in the County to ensure our priorities and goals are being addressed. More interactions with our local Federal and State elected officials, with whom I already have a working relationship, will ensure our issues are being addressed.
My top priority is to make sure we have an efficient and effective County government to meet the needs of a growing Lubbock County. From roads to emergency services, we need to make sure every part of the County has equal access to quality infrastructure and services. I do not want to ever hear again that our citizens are having to fix their own potholes.
Campaign Phone (806) 543-6177
Email for public contact: patticjones@outlook.com
Education Associates Degree-Accounting
I have made continuing education a priority, receiving approximately 400 hours on topics relevant to all areas of County Government. I am always involved in any of our most pressing issues, made possible by my knowledge. My common sense and experience will be critical in meeting the challenges facing our growing community.
The county and the city already cooperate in several areas; vector control, libraries, and radio shop for all law enforcement vehicles. There is always a constant effort to identify areas in which we, Lubbock County, and the City of Lubbock can cooperate. The Court and the Council owe it to the citizens of Lubbock to make everyone’s tax dollar go farther.
Growth. Lubbock County's (LC) population has grown 25% since the 2000 census. This also means more crimes, road issues and infrastructure. Public safety is #1 priority. LC has already added personnel to the Sheriff's office for patrol, narcotics, street crimes, gang activity plus new communication equipment in 2018. Roads are also part of public safety. LC just hired an engineer to lead in the efforts of road maintenance and widening Woodrow Road
Campaign Phone (806) 281-3184
Email for public contact: INFO@CHADWSEAY.COM
Education Whiteface High School and South Plains College
I have been an entrepreneur and business owner for the past 22 years in Lubbock county. My wife Rachelle and I have built two successful businesses from the ground up. In those businesses I have done purchasing, budgeting, and working with employees for both companies.
First both city and county government need to get on the same page. My priority is to be on the side of Lubbock taxpayers. Our job is to serve the public with the leanest most efficient government possible. Lubbock needs both a county and city government with the attitude that government that governs the least governs best. If we have committed officials who put that philosophy to work, then cooperation will never be a question.
The most important issue facing Lubbock taxpayers are the rising property taxes and having elected officials who understand the challenge that Lubbock County residence face in just trying to keep up with rising property valuations. I will address this by working with taxpayers and not against them. I will work to reduce the size of local government and do everything I can by fighting unnecessary government spending.