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Incumbent Summers files for fourth term as Milam judge

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

Summers Summers (Editor’s note: The following is a statement from incumbent county judge Frank Summers on his candidacy for office.)

Milam County Judge Frank Summers filed for re-election on Dec. 4 with Democratic Chairman Richard Stone. Summers is currently completing his third term as Milam County Judge and has served in the position since first being elected in 1999.

Summers and his wife Rae Beth have been married for 37 years and have two sons, Frank III and John Eason, both graduates of Yoe High. The couple also have three grandchildren; Jase Andrew, Brooklyn Page, and John Adrien.

Summers first came to Milam County in 1969, and has lived here continuously since 1979. Frank received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 1973, a Master of Education from A&M in 1983, and received his doctorate, also from Texas A&M, in 1994.

Judge Summer s ha s been actively involved in the Milam County Community serving on the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, and is an associate member of the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department. Summers has served as a member of the board of Southwest Milam Water Supply, Milam County Junior Livestock Show and Rockdale Fair Association

He has also served as a Cameron Little League Coach and Umpire, is a past member of the Cameron Lions Club and Rockd

ale Rotary Club. Summers is past Chairman of the Cameron Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Committee and currently is serving as a member of the Cameron Chamb er of Com- merce Board of

Directors. He has also chaired the Milam County Extension Program Building Committee Executive Committee.

Summers served Milam County as an Extension Agent from 1979 through 1986. During this time he received the Extension Ser v ice’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Other awards Frank has received include the Texas Courthouse Community Award, presented by the County Judges and Commissioners Association, and the 2007 Elected Official of the Year Award, presented by the Texas Mining Industry.

As a result of his work with the Russian American Agribusiness Training Partnership from 1995 through 1997, Summers received the honor of being awarded the title of Professor Emeritus by the Russian Academy of Management and Agribusiness. He is a graduate of the inaugural Class of the Texas Cooperative Extension Service Commissioners Court Leadership Academy, and is currently a member of the inaugural class of Leadership Milam.

Currently he serves on the Central Texas Council of Governments Executive Committee and the Hill Country Community Action Association board as well. In 2008, Summers was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to serve on the Judicial Committee on Information Technology. The mission of the committee is, “To establish standards and guidelines for the systematic implementation and integration of information technology into the trial and appellate courts in Texas.”

Summers has a blog, titled Inside Milam County, at http:// judgesummers.blogspot.com/. You can keep up with his columns on Milam County Government by visiting the blog.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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