County Commissioner Dennis Robinson has filed paperwork to run for re-election to the office of Ellis County commissioner, Pct. 1.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve and represent the citizens of Ellis County Pct. 1 as commissioner,” Robinson said. “The encouragement to run again has been great and I am asking the voters for their support in the Republican Primary in March.”

Robinson, a lifelong resident of Ellis County, took office in 2005 and is in his third year of a four-year term. During his time on the Commissioners Court, Robinson has been instrumental in working with fellow members of the court to resolve litigation on the Justice Center and reach a settlement, to sell the Superconducting Super Collider building, to finalize the official map of county roads and to adopt the Ellis County Thoroughfare Plan, which will be important in addressing transportation needs throughout the county in the future.

Robinson also has, along with the County Treasurer’s Office, spearheaded the implementation of a system allowing county office and departments to accept credit card payments in revenue collection.

“We have made some significant accomplishments in the past three years, but we will continue to be faced with many challenges due to the growth that we are experiencing throughout the county,” Robinson said. “Our road crew has rebuilt and resurfaced 56.4 miles of roads in Pct. 1 since 2005. In the last two years, we have focused mainly on high traffic areas, but, in the coming months, we will be addressing many of the lower traffic roads throughout the precinct.”

Robinson has also worked to provide superior training for his road crew, as well as other county and city road crews, in partnership with Navarro Community College and the Texas Department of Transportation. Plans for additional training are under way.

“I understand the issues and challenges facing us here in Ellis County,” he said. “I know that the people want strong, conservative leadership and low taxes.

“I believe I can provide that leadership and, with my experience on the Commissioners Court, together we can make Ellis County a great place to live. I look forward to the challenges ahead and the opportunity to continue serving the people here in Pct. 1,” he said.