LUBBOCK, TX – Lubbock County Judge Tom Head will officially announce his intention to run for re-election on Friday afternoon, according to a written statement.
Head’s administration is marked by relatively low taxes and a very low county debt load. However, there have been controversial moments. In August of 2012 Head spoke of President Obama, saying, “He is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N.”
His comments earned him national news coverage – none of which was flattering. He was first elected as judge in 1998 after defeating incumbent Don McBeath. Will Head have a challenger in the 2014 primary election?
Lubbock County Republican Chairman Carl Tepper said, “I haven’t heard of anyone running for judge.”
Despite the controversial comments about Obama, Tepper said Head remains one of the most popular elected officials in Lubbock County.
Officially candidates can file to run in the 2014 primary from Saturday November 9 through December 9. But in reality the local GOP will not start accepting paperwork until Monday November 11.