Judge Carol Bush Announces Re-election

WAXAHACHIE – Today County Judge Carol Bush announced that she will seek re-election next November.  Since 2009, Judge Bush has delivered conservative and effective representation for Ellis County.   

She has a proven record of commitment to this community.  Since taking office, Judge Bush has worked to strengthen the financial outlook of the County by adhering to conservative policies and practices.  Those efforts led to a 2017 County property tax cut that lowered the tax rate to 2010 levels.   That same conservative management has also contributed to Ellis County earning and maintaining an excellent AA bond rating from Moody’s and Fitch for its “robust financial position” and a $7 million savings to the taxpayers on refunded bonds.


As County Judge, I will continue to propose annual budgets that maintain the 2017 property tax cut that lowered our tax rate to an enviable 2010 level. I will also continue to initiate actions that reduce costs, without compromising services.  Of utmost importance to me is building upon our enhancements to the community’s public safety, which include a fully-staffed Fire Marshal’s office, Emergency Management department and a strengthened partnership between our Sheriff and the Commissioners Court.

It has been a tremendous privilege to represent the people of Ellis County,” said Bush.  When I became County Judge, I made a commitment that I would be an effective voice for the people of this community and always place principle over politics. That has not always been the popular choice, but I’m proud to say that I have honored that commitment and it has proven successful.

The County has flourished over the last several years and I am proud to have had the opportunity to play a part in that.  Over the course of two terms, much has been accomplished.  We have tackled improvements to our radio system, completed multiple building projects such as the Courts & Administration building, the County Farm Complex, the Ennis sub courthouse and the Elections office.  We’ve enhanced our emergency response to deal with local disasters such as the recent tornadoes and flooding, secured transportation funding for improvements, added an additional District Court, and achieved financial transparency awards.  This is the short list of the great strides we have made while keeping up with rapid growth.  And still, there is more to be done.  I look forward to continuing the work to keep Ellis County one of the best places in the State of Texas to live, work and raise a family.

Judge Bush is a graduate of Trinity University and St. Mary’s School of Law.  She is an active community member having served on the Waxahachie Education Foundation, the Waxahachie Independent School District Long Range Planning Committee and the Global High Administrative Planning Team.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Ellis County Gingerbread House Children’s Advocacy Center, the Ellis County Juvenile Board and she has been an Advisory Board member to Waxahachie and Midlothian Chambers of Commerce.

Regionally, Judge Bush chairs the Elected Officials Committee for Region 10 of the Regional Healthcare Partnership.  She is also a Board member of the Regional Transportation Council and the Workforce Development Board for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. 

At the State level, Judge Bush is a Governor’s Appointee to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department Board of Directors and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Posted on 08 Jan 2018, 08:14 - Category: News

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