SMITH COUNTY — Today, Republican Chris Green will formally announce his candidacy for Smith County Sheriff. Green recently retired as Game Warden and has served as a state peace officer for 20 years. A graduate of Dallas Baptist University, Green and his wife, Kelli, have two children, Braxton and Ellie.
“I’ve been a Game Warden for 20 years and have served 16 of those here in Smith County. I want to continue what JB Smith has accomplished but also implement a fresh perspective, drawing on the relationships that I have cultivated in all aspects of the community. The people of this county have been very good to me, my family and especially my son, Braxton. I just want to serve in a bigger capacity, giving all I have to be the Sheriff that best represents Smith County.”
Green announced that he is “running on a platform of establishing and maintaining an administration that is ethical, transparent and one with integrity.” Green wants to run a department that is fiscally responsible with the budget and with officers who lead by example as professional, compassionate servants of the taxpayers.
Green has been a successful small business owner in Texas who has made a payroll, developed a budget and managed employees. Green states, “these same conservative business principles apply to running the Sheriff’s Department.”
Green’s qualifications for Sheriff are broad and diverse. His experiences in all phases of our justice system as an officer, an investigator and as an administrator have provided awareness and insight into what goes on in a large department and offers unique leadership for results-oriented operation in our Sheriff’s department.
“The citizens of Smith County are ready for A Fresh Start,” said Green. “My relationships with every Police municipality and every volunteer and/or paid firefighter in this county will allow me to bring these various agencies together where we can all communicate, network and train, all to better protect the citizens of Smith County.”
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