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Conservative Republican Richard Rozier announced Friday he will run for Ellis County Judge in the GOP primary election next March.  

The Ellis County businessman and community leader said he would implement a conservative agenda that would protect taxpayers and more efficiently manage county government.  

“Homeowners and small businesses need a county judge who is an advocate for them,” said Rozier. “Property taxes continue to rise and that’s unfair to hard working taxpayers.  

“As county judge, I will rein in skyrocketing property taxes, make county government more efficient and less costly, protect homeowners and property rights, enhance regional cooperation among Ellis County cities and school districts, improve transportation and support public safety as a strong advocate for law enforcement.

“We can do so much more as a community if we work together and implement common sense conservative policies,” he said.  

“I look forward to campaigning throughout Ellis County over the next several months. I want to share my vision with voters but more importantly, I want to listen to their ideas about how we can improve the quality of life for Ellis County residents. This is a great place to call home; I want to help make it even better,” he said.

A lifelong community volunteer, he currently serves as Chairman of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and serves as Vice President of Ellis County Emergency Service District #6.  

Previously he has served as Mayor of the city of DeSoto, and served on the boards of the North Texas Commission, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, and was instrumental in bringing the University of North Texas to Dallas,  serving on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee.

Rozier and his wife Karen have been married 35 years and have one son, Daniel, daughter-in-law Kelly and three grandchildren; Jeb, Caleb and Hannah who live in Waxahachie.   

Rozier is the owner of a Waxahachie-based public affairs and marketing firm and Chairman of XIT Energy.