Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


December 6, 2013

Cherokee County native files for commissioner

RUSK — Glyn Dotson has announced his candidacy for Cherokee County Commissioner in Precinct 4.  

Dotson was born and raised in Cherokee County where he graduated from New Summerfield High School. He also attended Lon Morris College and the University of Houston where he obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Chemistry and Math.

His work experience includes Uncle Ben’s as a Quality Assurance Technician, Star Engraving Production as Superintendent, and New Park Ship Building as a foreman promoted to Superintendent. His experience in corporate America includes budgeting, cost analysis, supervising as many as 75 employees, problem solving, and determining policy-making decisions. He currently is involved in cattle and farming.

When asked why he was pursuing the position, he stated that he wanted to serve the people of Cherokee County by providing new ideas and financial controls to keep county taxes low while the County is still able to operate efficiently. “Road maintenance is the most visible duty of a Commissioner,” Dotson explained. “However, it is not the only important duty performed. Commissioner’s Court is responsible for adopting the budget and tax rate, determining employee pay, benefits, and employment policies, approving contracts in the name of the county, monitoring and approving any bond election, special election or regular election, and deciding County policy.”

Dotson is confident his education and business experience will greatly benefit the taxpayers of Cherokee County with a business-like approach to the Court’s decision making duties.

“I have been a lifetime conservative,” Dotson concluded, “and became a Republican during my college experience when I realized that my core values and beliefs aligned more closely with the Republican Party’s beliefs.”


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