Jim House announces bid for Washington County judge seat

Posted: March 2, 2018 at 1 a.m.

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FAYETTEVILLE -- A former state lawmaker plans to run as a Democrat for the Washington County judge position.

What does the county judge do?

The Washington County judge is the chief executive officer for the county government and is custodian of county property and public buildings. The position oversees budgets of about $26 million and 14 departments. Duties include:

• Authorizing and approving the disbursement of all appropriated county money

• Operating the system of county roads

• Administering ordinances enacted by the quorum court

• Accepting grants from federal, state, public and private sources

• Presiding over the quorum court without a vote but with the power of veto

Source: Washington County

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