Kerr County Precinct 1 Commissioner Harley Belew announced that he will seek a second term on the Kerr County Commissioners Court.
“When I ran for office in 2016 I said I would serve for a second term if I could see that I was making a positive contribution,” Belew said in a statement. “I can say now that it has been a very productive first term, so I’m seeking re-election.’’
A longtime radio host, Belew ran on a platform of serving two terms, no new debt, job growth and responsible budgets.
Belew narrowly defeated William Rector, a former member of the Kerrville City Council and Kerrville Independent School District Board of Trustees, in 2016.
Over the last year, the county has been wrestling with tight budgets and a revenue shortfall. Like the city of Kerrville, the county court has been dealing with issues related to new development and affordable housing. The court is considering a project that would bring additional homes and apartments to Kerrville, but within the county’s purview.
In a Facebook post, Belew said he was encouraged by the support of the people of Kerr County as one of the reasons he decided to run for a second term.