Randy Stinson is seeking the Republican Party nomination for Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 1 in the March primary.

“I was born in Ellis County and have been a lifelong resident of the area for over 60 years,” Stinson said. “I currently reside in rural Palmer, and have for 32 years.

“I have been married to my wife, Susan Clark Stinson, for 42 years. We have four children and 11 grandchildren ranging in age from 8 months to 20 years old. The oldest is currently attending Texas Tech University; while the next oldest attends North Central Texas.”

Stinson said he and his wife are active members of Farley Street Baptist Church of Waxahachie where he serves on numerous committees and boards. Prior to Farley Street, they were active members of Fundamental Baptist for more than 30 years. As a members there, he served as trustee, treasurer and building construction chairmen.

“I have also served several terms on the Ellis County Emergency Service District 9 Commissioners Board,” Stinson added. “I served as president of the board. During these terms of service, I helped the district build a much-needed fire station. In order to conserve taxpayer dollars, I also assisted the district in purchasing new trucks and fire equipment through grants available through Federal programs.”

Stinson’s family has been in the mechanical contracting business in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex since 1947. Operating first as Stinson Brothers Plumbing through 1970 and then as Stinson Plumbing Company since 1971.

The company specialized in multi-unit residential projects and commercial projects, with an expertise in plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems.

“We successfully accomplished projects such as apartments, motels and hotels, elderly housing, high-rise apartments, dormitories restaurants, grocery store and general office buildings in Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Florida,” he said.

“During my 38 years of employment, I worked in every aspect of the business. I started as an employee then after purchase, became owner and vice president for 25 years,” he said. “Throughout my 38 years of experience, I gained knowledge and experience in managing employees, purchasing, estimating, contract negotiation, budget control, cash flow, job schedules, safety regulations and all other day-to-day tasks associated with managing small business.”

Stinson said his hobbies include hunting, fishing and supporting his grandkids in their activities.

“I have been blessed to be raised by parents and grandparents that lived their lives as an example of what is important to succeed in life such as: family responsibilities, good work ethic, selflessness, and that material assets are not the measure of success,” he said.

“If elected as your choice for Ellis County Commissioner of Precinct 1, I will do my best to represent the taxpayers of Ellis County,” he added. “I will utilize my business experience and a conservative, common sense approach during the budgeting and allocating of your hard earned tax dollars in order to provide the best services for the money available. While at the same time, maintain a responsible tax base.”

Stinson will face Bobby Crittenden, David Pagan, Tim Sadler and Jeffrey Walsh in the primary to replace retiring Precinct 1 Commissioner Dennis Robinson.