Collin County Commissioner Chris Hill is officially a candidate for County Judge, stepping up as the county’s current judge steps down.

“We need strong conservative leadership on Commissioners Court who will continue the legacy of Keith Self,” Hill told a crowd of supporters at a campaign kickoff event Thursday night in Frisco.

County Judge Keith Self announced in May that he wouldn’t seek reelection when his current term ends in 2018.

Hill has served with Judge Self as Collin County’s Precinct 3 Commissioner since 2013. He says it’s been a blessing serving as a county commissioner in “the best county in the best state in the nation.”

Hill, a conservative Republican, said his core principle is being a steadfast servant of the people, and he’s committed to standing strong for limited government, private property rights, and low taxes as he promised in his prior campaigns.

“I’m proud to say I’ve kept my promises over the last five years,” Hill said.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Allen West, who was on hand to help kick off the campaign, said Hill is a public servant who understands that his job is to “govern, not rule.”

Prior to his election as county commissioner, Hill served as an Executive Pastor and worked as a corporate accountant and controller in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Former McKinney city council member Ray Ricchi announced back in May that he would also be a candidate for Collin County Judge in the March 2018 Republican primary.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.