SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- Sherman native and lifelong Grayson County resident Ben Crouse announced Thursday his intention to represent Precinct 4 as a Republican on the Grayson County Commissioner’s Court.
The primary election will be held on March 6, 2018.
“With the current climate of government overreach through annexations, debt, and taxes, it is critical that we continue to fight to keep government small in our county,” said Crouse. “In a time where God-given individual liberty and property rights are not being honored, Grayson County should set an example for the rest of the state when it comes to conservative governance.”
Crouse was born in Sherman and raised in Denison by a family of entrepreneurs -- a theme that would influence him heavily for the rest of his life. From elementary school on, Crouse worked alongside his father as a plumber, as well as in the family beekeeping business.
Crouse joined his first start-up, Quick Sign Company, in 2012, selling the company for a profit three years later.
Crouse then teamed with his business partners to create CBC Creative, eventually growing it into the premier digital marketing agency in Texoma.
“I’ve never been a stranger to hard work -- it’s been ingrained in me for as long as I can remember,” said Crouse. “I want to bring the values of entrepreneurship into government and make it work more like a business: more efficient, more cost-effective, and more flexible.”
A lifelong conservative Republican, Crouse said the core of his campaign will be built on low property taxes, small government at the county level, and accessibility for his constituents.
Crouse is the board vice president of True Options, a local, pro-life nonprofit. He also serves on the board of directors for Downtown Sherman Now and the North Texas Youth Connection, a shelter for homeless teens.
Additionally, Crouse was appointed last year to serve on the Sherman Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by the Sherman City Council.