ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Republican Angelina County man new to politics is challenging the Democratic incumbent for the county commissioners seat that he has held for four consecutive terms.
Democrat Kenneth Timmons is running for his fifth term as the Precinct 2 County Commissioner, but he has a challenger in Republican David Stua.
Precinct 2 is the smallest in the county with the least amount of road to maintain, but Timmons said during his time as commissioner there have been significant improvements to the streets.
Stua holds a master's degree in management and bachelor in business.
He has gained attention in the county over the years for submitting thousands of open records requests seeking information in various legal matters.
Stua said he has a lot of ideas he wants to bring to county government to make it more accessible to the public, starting with a time change.
Stua also wants to have more clear agendas and microphones, so those attending the meetings can understand what's happening in the meeting.
Timmonss said he has proven that he can work with all kinds of people toward common goals, has a record of making progress in the county, and wants to keep that going.
However, one thing both candidates agree on is taxes.
"Vote their conscience and vote on the record and moral character of each individual that's running," Timmons said.