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Judge Byron Ryder
Leon County Judge
130 E. St. Mary
P. O. Box 429
Centerville, TX 75833
Phone: 903-536-2331
Fax:    903-536-7044


PRECINCT I COMMISSIONER
Joey Sullivan
9509 CR 113
Centerville, TX 75833
Phone: 903-536-3299 


PRECINCT II COMMISSIONER
David Ferguson
119 Front Street
Oakwood, TX  75856
Phone: 903-545-2471
Fax: 903-545-2471


PRECINCT III COMMISSIONER
Dean Stanford
11332 Hwy. 79 West
Jewett, TX 75846
Phone: 903-626-4656 
Fax: 903-626-4656
Email: dean.stanford@co.leon.tx.us


PRECINCT IV COMMISSIONER
David Grimes
P.O. Box 66
Flynn, TX 77855
Phone: 936-396-3427
Fax: 936-396-1978
Email: david.grimes@co.leon.tx.us

County Commissioner

The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery as well as policy-making budget decisions.

Four commissioners, each elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioners court. In addition to assuring that county roads are maintained, commissioners vote with the county judge to set the budget for all county departments and adopt a tax rate.

Among other responsibilities, the commissioners court:
  • Sets the yearly property tax rate and approves the budget and employment level for the county;
  • Sets commissioners and justice of the peace precinct boundaries;
  • Calls, conducts and certifies elections, including bond elections;
  • Sets employment and benefit policy;
  • Establishes long-range thoroughfare, open space, land use, financial and law enforcement/jail needs plans;
  • Acquires property for rights-of-way or other uses determined to be in the public's best interest;
  • Reviews and approve subdivision platting and wastewater treatment for rural areas;
  • Provides rural ambulance services and subsidizes rural fire protection;
  • Oversees the construction, maintenance and improvement of county roads and bridges;
  • Appoints non-elected department heads and standing committees;
  • Supervises and controls the county courthouse, county buildings and facilities;
  • Adopts a county budget;
  • Determines county tax rates;
  • Fills vacancies in elective and appointive positions; and
  • Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts in the name of the county.

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