Rockwall County Commissioner Lee Gilbert endorses Frank New for County Judge

Rockwall County Commissioner Lee Gilbert endorses Frank New for County Judge
Lee Gilbert

Rockwall, TX (May 4, 2022) It is plain to see that Frank New, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Heath, a Heath City Councilman, and a businessman is the right person to lead this county forward as Rockwall County Judge.

As County Commissioner for Precinct 2 over the last 7 years, I have had the opportunity to witness first-hand the methods and motivations of leadership under the current County Judge. Specifically, while I have been with the Commissioners Court, the judge has never once recommended a study related to a strategic plan for Rockwall County.

By contrast, during the time Frank has been a council member of the City of Heath, the city, with input from the citizens, adopted a Comprehensive Plan which represents the vision of what citizens want their city to become. It is a notable example of the good that collaborative leadership can do. Additionally, Frank is an experienced business owner, and an experienced servant of this community. Frank continues to earn the respect of both the people he represents and those he works side by side with including city employees, law enforcement, and city and county leaders. That respect comes from seeing Frank roll up his sleeves and do the work, wherever and whenever needed, to make remarkable things happen in his community. His good-natured personality and positive outlook make Frank easy to work with and his integrity keeps his focus on earning the faith that others put in him.

I am a firm believer that term limits are important because the community benefits from the influx of ideas that new leadership brings. Eight years in one position is long enough. If you want a leader who is driven not by political agenda but by the genuine desire to do right by Rockwall County, then join me in supporting Frank New for Rockwall County Judge.

Runoff Election Day is May 24th. Early voting is May 16-20.

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