Since becoming county judge on March 6, 2007, Ed Emmett has led us through devastating storms and historic flood events, deploying county resources and working with city, state and federal officials to serve impacted areas.
Emmett has been our voice at the county level, ensuring recovery resources are disbursed effectively and efficiently. In the midst of crisis, he has made the tough calls quickly, such as shutting down flooding underpasses that endangered the lives of motorists. He ignored the lawyers and bureaucrats to organize citizen rescue efforts.
Emmett is a common sense conservative who has addressed major infrastructure issues, showed courage and leadership on funding for mental health care, advocated for a better criminal justice system and jail reforms, and been a responsible voice for limited government and fiscal accountability at the county level.
As county judge, Emmett has helped protect and grow a strong county reserve fund, which helped improve the county’s financial outlook to a AAA+ bond rating under his watch. He ensured that the county was able to accomplish this while still maintaining some of the state’s most generous property tax exemptions for seniors and veterans.