Ellis County Commissioner Dennis Robinson announced he will not seek re-election for another term on Monday. Robinson has served three terms as commissioner and has represented the citizens in Precinct 1 for the past 12 years.

“It has truly been a privilege to serve and represent the citizens of Precinct 1 Ellis County is a great place to live and raise a family,” said Robinson.

During Commissioner Robinson’s tenure, Ellis County has experienced significant population growth which required the court to address numerous facility needs and services. Some of the projects include the voter approved Ellis County Courts and Administration Building and Jail Addition. The Ellis County Farm Development that includes the Ellis County Law Enforcement Training Center, Juvenile Services Building, County Communications Tower and the recently completed County Storage Facility. Also, currently under construction downtown is the new Elections Office.

“None of these projects would have been possible without input from elected officials and employees, along with the public’s involvement and support. I also want to thank our road and bridge crew at Precinct 1 for their hard work and meeting the challenge of keeping our Precinct 1 roadways in an acceptable condition while I have been in office,” Robinson remarked. “I want to thank the voters for their support and allowing me the opportunity to serve as their commissioner. I am looking forward to seeing what new opportunities life has in store.”