My name is Leanne Beauxbeannes, and I am running for County Commissioner Precinct 3.
I am a fifth generation Texan born at Fort Sam and raised wherever my dad was transferred to. I wasn’t lucky enough to be born here, but I have lived in Precinct 3 since I came here in 1993.
I am currently working for the county in 9-1-1 rural addressing and as the volunteer coordinator for the Emergency Management Department.
If I am elected, I will take a $200 a month pay cut, but I feel that my life will be enriched knowing that my actions as commissioner might have a positive impact on Bandera County, my chosen home.
I have studied the duties of the Commissioners’ Court. I have the experience, the ability and the desire to fulfill those duties and perhaps bring some new insight.
I have been a public servant for 23 years, including my 10 years as a Park Ranger at the Hill Country State Natural Area.
I have also served my community with many hours, and over many years, as a volunteer for variety of causes and organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, 4-H co-leader for rangeland plant ID, Hill Country Master Naturalist, Toys for Kids Trail Ride, Spirits of Christmas Santa, Little Dude activities for the Frontier Times Museum, support adult for the Junior Ranger Mounted Drill Team, local pro rodeos, JLS horse show adult assistant and currently treasurer for the HC-SNAP, which is the friend’s group for the Hill Country State Natural Area.
None of these projects was a one-time thing done during my campaign for Commissioner Precinct 3.
While the other guy “made the news” three times for decorating the courthouse lawn for Christmas, I was among other volunteers helping the Boys and Girls Clubs decorate City Park.
Nothing newsworthy, for sure. Volunteering is a way of life for me and many others.
Along the campaign trail, people ask me, “OK, you seem like a qualified and caring person, but what would you do differently as Precinct 3 commissioner?”
That is a fair question. I will answer that in a paid political ad in next week’s newspaper. Stay tuned for the rest of the story.
A friend told me, “Leanne, I didn’t know you had a political bone in your body.” I never have had, but I believe that I do have the heart of a public servant.
Your vote for me could make a difference.