Commissioner resigns

County Judge to appoint replacement for Tomek

Tomek Tomek CAMERON—Precinct 1 County Commissioner George Tomek, sworn in to a second term just four weeks ago, resigned his post at Monday’s commissioners court, citing a business opportunity.

Tomek said he was going to work as a sales consultant for an asphalt company. His resignation is effective Feb. 14.

County Judge Dave Barkemeyer will now appoint a replacement for Tomek to serve until the end of 2014.

That’s the date of the next general election. The unexpired two years of Tomek’s four-year term will be on the 2014 county ballot.

FIVE ELECTIONS—Tomek finished first in five elections and was elected to the Precinct 1 post as both a Democrat and Republican.

In 2008 he was part of a five-man field vying to replace Commissioner Clifford Whiteley in the Democratic Primary. Whiteley did not seek re-election.

Tomek finished first in the primary and went into a runoff with runner-up Phil VanCleave. Tomek won the runoff, then defeated Republican Gerry Kelarek in the November general election.

Four years later, in 2012, Tomek filed in the Republican Primary, where he defeated challenger Chuck “Tank” Balch.

Tomek then defeated Democrat Ricky McCall in the general election.

Commissioners voted to accept Tomek’s resignation.

In other business Monday, commissioners:

• Took no action on amended records management plan.

• Agreed to participate in the Coast 2 Coast prescription discount program for county residents. (See story page 6A).

• Okayed six nominees of the Milam County Historical Commission as part of Certified Local Government partnership.

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