Greg Westmoreland announces candidacy for Matagorda County Judge

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Westmoreland focuses 
on experience and 
conservative leadership

   Pledging to bring hands-on experience, conservative leadership, and genuine concern for the people of Matagorda County to the County Judge’s Office, award-winning local farmer and former County Judge Greg Baer Westmoreland is announcing that he will be a candidate for Matagorda County Judge in the 2022 Republican Primary election.
   “Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a political person, and I never let politics get in the way of doing the right thing when I served as County Judge. 
   “While doing the right thing sometimes makes people mad and isn’t always popular, the right thing is still the right thing. 
   “When the story of Matagorda County is written, I really want it to be a story of success. We had to overcome major obstacles in my years as county judge, and I know our county can have a bright future if we work together. 
   “I’ve known the people and places of our county my whole life, and I want to do all I can to help Matagorda County move ahead even in these strange times,” Westmoreland said. 
   A fourth-generation Matagorda County resident, Westmoreland has been active in agriculture and water issues throughout his life. 
   He served as president of the Matagorda County Farmer’s Co-Op, and on the board of the Matagorda County Farm Bureau. 
   He is a former Little League coach, and was also on the Bay City Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. 
   A long-time member of the LCRA Farmer Advisory Board, he was honored for his commitment and work in the Colorado River Basin by the Lower Colorado River Valley Federation in 2005.
   “In farming and in my business, I’ve always been very hands-on when it comes to solving problems. 
   “I’ll bring this same work ethic and can-do attitude to the county judge’s office. Having served for years as county judge, I can get right to work on day one and there won’t be a learning curve or any delays from having to go to ‘Baby Judges School’ to be taught what to do,” Westmoreland commented. 
   “While our county faces some real challenges, I have no doubt that we can overcome them if we unite and work together. 
   “I’m a strong believer in getting the most out of every dollar, and that keeping taxes in check and economic development are keys to our county’s future. 
   “I have extensive hands-on experience with economic development, serving as chairman of the Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation. 
   “I also chaired the Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments, which is the largest of its kind in Texas. 
   “As when I was county judge, I believe those serving in law enforcement and public safety should have the tools and resources they need to keep us safe, which is even more important now with the crisis unfolding on our southern border,” Westmoreland said.
   Westmoreland graduated from Bay City High School, which honored him as a Distinguished Alumni in 2020. 
   He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, and served from 1971-1977 in the U.S. Army Reserves. 
   He was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. 
   Westmoreland is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, where he is an elder and chairs both the Finance Committee and the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City Foundation. 
   He and his wife, Diane Guffey Westmoreland, recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary, and they have two sons and three grandchildren. 
   Paid Pol. Adv. by the Greg B. Westmoreland Campaign for County Judge

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