Another Hunt County government official has announced they will not be seeking a new term in the 2020 elections.
Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones is the third individual to decide not to stay in his current office, with the official filing season for next year’s primary elections beginning in less than a month.
Jones issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:
“I would like to announce that I will not be seeking re-election for Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 in the 2020 election year. I am deeply humbled to have been supported by the voters of Hunt County who have elected me to serve three terms as Precinct 1 Constable.
“The Constable Precinct 1 office has not only grown, but has had many great accomplishments over the past 11 years. I attribute the success of the office to the relationships my deputies and I have built with you, the citizens of Hunt County.
“In my 25 plus year Hunt County law enforcement career, I have never abandoned the task at hand, not am I doing so now. I have been fully committed to Hunt County and hope to continue the honor of serving our community by stepping up to a greater challenge of making out county a better place to live. I will be sharing my goals and plans for the future very soon.”
Jones is the third public official to announce they will not be running for reelection since the end of September.
Hunt County Attorney Joel Littlefield and Sheriff Randy Meeks have also indicated they will not be seeking the same office during the 2020 election cycle.
Filing for the March 3, 2020 Democratic and Republican Party primary elections is scheduled November 9 to December 9.