As a citizen of Huntsville, Walker Count and precinct 3, you’re probably asking, “What, if elected will you do to improve the county and precinct?” I have several strong held ideas that I would love to implement in our precinct. My first idea is to build around what we already have. Sam Houston State University and the Criminal Justice System are the two largest sources of employment for the county and city. Since those two entities draw a large number of people to our area with the potential of significantly adding to our economy, it is only feasible to build on that by making a significant effort to attract businesses to our precinct that will contribute additional revenue as well as employment opportunities.
Improving community relationships is a crucial issue that demands our immediate attention. A particular area of concern is Law Enforcement, where there is an absent of minority representation on both the county and city forces. I believe that every effort should be made to ensure that law enforcement reflects the make up of the community.
My focus will be to use every dollar allotted to Precinct 3 in a way that is only beneficial to the improve of this precinct. Having the best roads and bridges will be a prime focus. I will also listen to your concerns and do my best to meet whatever needs you may have that are within my authority. You all will be my first priority!
In today’s society, we face many challenges, some that are forever present, and others that are new and different. I believe that each challenge presents an opportunity to grow and expand for the better. It is important for one, to possess the quality of being a problem solver and to have the mindset to never shrink back because something is hard. I have the experience needed to fulfill these specifications. I served on the advisory board of San Jacinto College. I was a member of the Human Relation Committee while in the military; I was also a manager with Chevron/Phillips and Solutia Inc. These experiences afforded me opportunities to acquire and develop the skills that will allow me to be a valuable asset as commissioner for this precinct.
My roots are deeply embedded in Walker county. I understand the challenges that are here. There is much good here and yet, there is much more to be done. I offer new and fresh leadership. This leadership is not based on mere person ambition and never personal gain. I am dedicated to the growth and development of the county in every aspect.
If I am elected as your commissioner, you have my pledge that I will always do what is right and honorable. My ear will always be entuned to your needs and concerns. A vote for me, Richard Harrison, will be one that you will never regret.