I am Jim Carroll and I am announcing my candidacy for Parker County Commissioner Precinct 3. A lifelong Republican, I was raised by my grandparents in Smackover, AR. I later attended college at Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, TX. and completed by BA degree in Criminal Justice at Northeast Louisiana University. After Graduation I spent a brief period as a municipal police officer and as an Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol before taking a position as a Trooper with the Arkansas State Police.
I also joined and served as an intelligence analyst with the U.S. Navy Reserve. After 9/11 I spent the next several years on active duty in the Navy, ultimately serving 3 tours of duty in Iraq and receiving an officer’s commission. After returning home I accepted a position as the Logistics Manager for a major chemical manufacturing facility where I was responsible for hazardous material regulatory compliance, a multimillion dollar budget and maintaining the facilities roads. Today I work as government contractor in military intelligence. I am a husband and father of four children. My family and I are members of Greenwood Baptist Church and my son and I are members of the Brock-Dennis Volunteer Fire Department. I am still an officer in the Navy reserve and am currently pursuing my masters’ degree at the Naval War College.
I feel that my combination of education, experience in the federal, state and local governments as well as that in the business world provides me with exceptional background for serving the citizens of Parker County. If elected I plan to leave my contractor job and serve full time as County Commissioner.
As Commissioner I will be fiscally responsibility and provide a higher level of transparency in the county government. I don’t think there are any valid reasons to raise taxes and I believe a long term reserve fund for capital projects needs to be developed. I don’t believe in fixing what isn’t broken, but a new perspective and fresh ideas can breathe new life into any organization. I feel the safety of our citizens is paramount. Therefore, I will be a strong supporter of law enforcement and emergency services. I will work to get local businesses and industry to take a larger investment in our community and promote their participation in the Local Emergency Planning Committee and other community organizations. I will bring new energy and new ideas based on traditional values to this office and this county. Thank you for your support in voting for me as your next Precinct 3 County Commissioner.
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