Ex-Grayson County commissioner to run for county judge

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A former Grayson County commissioner is in the running for the county judge seat.

Gene Short served as Precinct 4 commissioner for 24 years until his retirement in 2010.

During those six terms, he worked on projects like the Highway 289 expansion and the Highway 75 and 691 intersection.

Short says, if elected, he will focus on the county's transportation needs and encourage development for economic growth.

Short said, " I keep the tax rate as low as we possibly can so we can make the county economically feasible and attractive for businesses and people who will bring jobs into our county."

Former Sherman Mayor Bill Magers and Whitesboro's Jim Maddock are also vying for the county judge seat.

The election will be held in March.