So far the people who have announced or are considering to run for County Judge are all kinda sorry.
The only reason John Cook is running is because he is looking for an excuse to be out-of-the-house for the same reason why married men golf...to avoid their wives.
Commissioner David Stout is only considering it because Veronica Escobar and Susie Byrd told him to consider it only to troll the shit out of Commissioner Vince Perez.
Commissioner Leon? He just wants to remind you that he exists.
Looking for someone better to be your County Judge?
May I suggest Marisa Marquez.
Sure, Marquez is in the private sector now, but after Escobar having voted herself two pay raises, being County Judge is a cush job.
Despite what Escobar wants you to believe, County Judges have very few responsibilities - keep the tax rate low, run a jail and a hospital. Even then, jail and hospital operations and management are farmed out.
Now that Marquez is a mom, she needs a job that is less time consuming and stressful. Private sector pay might be better, but when you have to eat what you kill...
So what does Marquez have to do to win?
She just has to say something like, "Unlike the current County Judge, I promise to not vote to give myself pay raises, I will keep the tax rate low, and I won't backstab Vince Perez."
You think Cook can make a promise like that?