Jack McGaughey

District Judge Jack McGaughey has announced that he will be a candidate for re-election to the post of District Judge for the 97th Judicial District, comprised of Archer, Clay and Montague Counties.

“It has been a great honor for me to serve as District Judge for seven years, and I appreciate the encouragement I have received to run for another term,” McGaughey said.

McGaughey has served as District Judge since being elected in 2012. Prior to that, he served as the elected District Attorney for the 97th Judicial for 16 years. He is a graduate of Nocona High School, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas.

“Together with other officials, we have made significant progress in modernizing court procedures over the past years and in reducing case back load. I will work toward increasing efficiency in the legal system in another term,” said McGaughey.

“I have made a determined effort to judge all cases before me fairly and impartially,” he said. “Judges are not advocates for any point of view or constituency; we must rule according to the law and facts of each particular case. I will continue to do that to the best of my ability and humbly ask the citizens of this District to return me to that duty.”

Simon Dwyer

Archer County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Simon Dwyer has announced that he will be a candidate for election as Archer County Sheriff.

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Archer County and have been encouraged to run for Sheriff.”

Dwyer has been in law enforcement for most of his life, beginning in the Military Police in 1988, then at Wichita, Clay, and Archer County Sheriff’s Offices. Dwyer is certified as a Master Peace Officer.

“I have been fortunate enough to serve in many roles. I have been a jailer, Patrol Deputy, SWAT team member, Police Instructor, Criminal Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Chief Deputy. I know what it’s like in all of these positions, and I think this gives me a good perspective on the overall job of running an effective and professional Sheriff’s Office and Jail.”

“I have always been highly motivated and a hard worker. These days, thanks in part to years of piling on by federal and state regulations, the job of Sheriff requires someone with a very strong work ethic to be successful. I want the people of Archer County to be as proud of their Sheriff’s Office as possible, and if elected, I will work as hard as I can to keep it so.”

To find out more about Simon Dwyer’s candidacy, go to www.electsimondwyer.com

Jack Curd

My name is Jack Curd and I am seeking the Republican Nomination for Archer County Sheriff.  I have been a resident of Holliday, Texas for 19 years.  I started my law enforcement career at the Archer County Sheriff’s Office in 2002, as a Patrol Deputy. My last duty with the Sheriff’s Office was as Chief Deputy under Sheriff Staci Beesinger. I currently work for the Holliday Police Department where I am assigned to Patrol/Investigations. I have an Advanced Peace Officer License, TCOLE Jail License, Certified Dispatcher, TCOLE Instructor, TCOLE Mental Health Peace Officer License, FBI Trained Hostage negotiator, NASRO Certified School Resource Officer, TCOLE Field Training Officer, Advanced Criminal investigation Training, Computer and Cell phone crime training, and various other advanced training. I am running to be your Sheriff to protect and defend your constitutional rights, protect and defend you and your property, and to be a fair honest peacekeeper in Archer County.  I would greatly appreciate your vote on March 3, 2020 in the Republican Primary.

Dawn Vieth

Dawn Vieth announces her bid to be re-elected for Archer County Tax Assessor-Collector. She will run on the Republican ticket in March 2020.

Vieth is a 1991 graduate of Windthorst High School and a 1995 graduate of University of North Texas, with a degree in business. Vieth returned to Windthorst in 2012.

Dawn Vieth started her career at the Archer County Tax Office in August of 2015. She took office as the Archer County Tax Assessor Collector on January 1, 2017.

Her tax office team achieved the Bronze Star Recognition from Texas DMV in April 2018. This award recognizes performance based on customer service, procedures, and accountability.

Exciting for 2019 has been the construction of a new website, www.archercountytax.org

This website allows easy access to pay taxes, search properties or find information of title and vehicle registration.

“Thank you all for your continued support with your vote in the upcoming March 2020 election.”

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