2017-10-06 / Front Page

Ron Farr announces he will run for Precinct 2 county commissioner

BY JEFF LOWE
DISPATCH RECORD


Ron Farr Ron Farr Builder and former Lampasas Independent School District trustee Ron Farr has announced his plans to run for Precinct 2 county commissioner.

Precinct 2 Commissioner Jim Lindeman has said he will not run for re-election to the post when his term ends Dec. 31, 2018.

When asked his motivation for running for the county position, Farr said he is interested in local government. He noted he served on the Lampasas school board for nine years.

“I feel like I’ve got a well-rounded background for commissioner,” the Republican candidate added. “I’ve been in the construction business all my life, around it. I’ve built subdivisions, so I’m aware of subdivision regulations. I’m aware of road construction.”

Farr said if elected, he likely would continue to build spec houses as he does now, but would do very little if any custom-home building, as he said that is more time-consuming.

An area resident since 1992, Farr lives just west of the Lampasas city limits.

The Precinct 2 commissioner jurisdiction covers much of the western part of the county, generally south of U.S. Highway 183. It extends from the Colorado River to a point several miles east of Lampasas, and it includes some southern and western portions of the city of Lampasas.

Farr has a real estate license and is involved in that business as well as in construction. He also ranches – which he said he considers more of a hobby.

Farr has served on the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce board and the Construction Board of Adjustments. In addition, he is a longtime deacon at First Street Church of Christ.

Farr served on the school board during the years that Lampasas High School and Taylor Creek Elementary School were built.

With that experience, he believes he is well-prepared to oversee construction of the new jail.

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