Former Longview City Council member Daryl Williams will step in to fill the Precinct 4 commissioner seat until a new commissioner is elected.
Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt introduced Williams before Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting. Williams will fill the seat left vacant following John Mathis’ retirement on Dec. 31, 2017.
Williams will be sworn in this week and will officially take his seat as a commissioner at the next Commissioners court meeting Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.
Previously, Williams served on the Longview City Council for about 10 years and served as mayor of Longview for about six months.
“I have a lot of experience in government, so I was asked by some of the constituents in Precinct 4 to step up. When [Stoudt] opened up the application, a lot of people asked me would I step in and fill the seat, so I’m back in it,” he said. “I think it’s going to be an honor to work with these guys. They’ve got the county I think going in the right direction and in good shape, and I just feel privileged to be able to have the honor to work with them.”
Shannon Brown, G. Floyd and Kasha Williams are all vying for the Pct. 4 commissioner seat with early voting ongoing for the March 6 primary election. The Democratic primary winner will go on to face Floyd, the lone Republican, in the November general election.