Commissioner Tom Whitten Announces Re-election Campaign


Bowie County Commissioner, Precinct 2, Tom Whitten, announced that he has filed for reelection in the March 2018 Republican Primary Election.

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Precinct 2. I am proud of our accomplishments and would welcome the opportunity to continue to serve as commissioner,” said Whitten.

During his tenure as commissioner, Whitten has successfully led efforts to implement a
resurfacing and stabilization program on county roads, some of which include Bent
Tree Rd, Goodwin Rd and Sparks Ln. He also worked with the Metropolitan Planning

Organization (MPO) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help implement several major infrastructure projects including the widening of Moores Ln. and McKnight Rd., and the replacement of the overpass on I-30 and FM 2253.

“We have worked closely with the MPO and TxDOT to help expedite the completion of
these major projects to help address traffic congestion, safety, and the continued
growth in our area,” said Whitten. “The improvements are also a key component to
retaining and attracting new businesses to Bowie County.”

Whitten has worked with his fellow court members to deliver a budget this year that
lowers the property tax rate, from .47 to .42 per $100 evaluation, while still meeting
critical county obligations.

“I am proud that we once again have Bowie County back on track and our increased
Moody’s Bond Rating reflects that,” said Whitten.

Whitten has served on various MPO Boards and as Vice-President of TEX-21, a transportation advocacy organization.

Whitten and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters, Hailey a junior at Pleasant Grove
High School and Hensley, a 7th grader at Pleasant Grove Middle School. The Whitten
family are active members of First Baptist Church – Moores Ln.

Whitten is a graduate of Texas High School and Texarkana College. He also earned a
Bachelor of Science from Southern Arkansas University.

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