Precinct 1 Commissioner Candidates

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Candidate for Precinct 1 Commissioner

Gary Oliver


I was born on October 11, 1963, in Jacksboro and have lived in Jack County for all but 18 months of my life.  I’m the blessed husband of my wife, Tammye, for 34 years.  Tammye and I are both graduates of Jacksboro ISD and we are the proud parents of our sons Wynn and Seth, who are completing their Junior and Senior years at Jacksboro High School.


My employment history over the past 37 years has provided me ample experience in the areas of business ownership; leadership; employee training and retention; and management of personnel, finances, and budgeting.  In addition to my secular work history, I have 12 years of municipal government experience serving as councilman for the City of Jacksboro, where I gained valuable knowledge in the areas of Municipal finance and budget preparation.


The County Commissioner of today must be prepared to face the ever-changing landscape of state mandates; take on the responsibility of providing fair pay and quality benefits for County employees as well as be ready to make tough decisions at budget time. 


In addition to the items listed above, fiscal responsibility, proper stewardship of tax dollars and quality road & bridge maintenance, are vital details that must constantly be at the forefront of every county commissioner’s mind.


It would be my honor to serve you as your Jack County Precinct 1 Commissioner.

Candidate for Precinct 1 Commissioner

Brian Isbell

Precinct 3 Commissioner Candidates


Bio will be here shortly

Candidate for Precinct 3 Commissioner

Henry D. Birdwell, Jr. 


What is a County Commissioner?

The county commissioner is responsible for roads and bridges within their precinct and makes policy-making budget decisions. Four commissioners, elected from a quarter of the county's population, serve along with the county judge on the commissioner’s court.

What does a County Commissioner Do in Texas?

A county commissioner in Texas has the following duties:

  • As member of the commissioners court, exercises broad policy-making authority

  • Represents one of four precincts within the county

  • Typically responsible for building and maintaining county roads and bridges within the precinct

Commissioners Court

The commissioners court conducts the general business of the county and consists of the county judge and four commissioners.

The court:

  • Adopts the county’s budget and tax rate

  • Approves all budgeted purchases of the county

  • Fills vacancies in elective and appointive offices

  • Sets all salaries and benefits

  • Has exclusive authority to authorize contracts

  • Provides and maintains all county buildings and facilities

For more complete information about the responsibilities of a county commissioner and other county officials, see the "2018 Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials.​"

Please note: Some duties performed by officials may vary within individual counties.

For more info including training go to:

 Texas Association of Counties

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