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Terry Jones is Also Opting Not to Run For Reelection

Oct 4, 2019

With the official filing season for next year’s primary elections beginning in less than a month, a third Hunt County government official has announced that they will not be seeking reelection.

The Hunt County Constable of Precinct 1, Terry Jones has decided not to seek a new term for the 2020 elections.

Jones issued the following statement regarding his intentions 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.”

Since near the end of September, three Hunt County public officials have announced they will not be running for reelection.

Jones is the third while Hunt County Attorney Joel Littlefield and Sheriff Randy Meeks indicated they would not be seeking the same office during the 2020 election cycle late last month.

Filing for the March 3, 2020 Democratic and Republican primary elections is scheduled to begin Nov. 9 and run until Dec. 9.