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Brownwood businessman announces he will run as write-in candidate for Brown County Judge

Steve Fryar

A business owner from Brownwood announced his intentions on Friday to run as a write-in candidate for Brown County Judge.

Steve Fryar issued a press release stating he will be filing the required paperwork to run for Brown County Judge on August 21.

“After prayerful consideration and meeting with numerous people across Brown County, I will file the paperwork on Monday to run as the write-in candidate for Brown County Judge," Fryar said. "Humbled and encouraged by the outpouring of support, I would be honored to serve Brown County in this capacity.”

Paul Lilly beat incumbent Ray West in the Republican primary for Brown County Judge in March.

West has been the Brown County Judge since 1992.

Lilly does not have a Democratic challenger in the November election.

Below is the full statement sent out by Fryar:

Fryar said he will file the paperwork August 21st to run as the write-in candidate for Brown County Judge, "After prayerful consideration and meeting with numerous people across Brown County, I will file the paperwork on Monday to run as the write-in candidate for Brown County Judge. Humbled and encouraged by the outpouring of support, I would be honored to serve Brown County in this capacity.'"
Fryar added, '"A successful and effective county judge must build a consensus among the other elected officials for a county to be truly successful. That leadership, understanding and commitment to the team of individuals and the public is critical. Having worked closely with almost every one of the elected officials in Brown County, I am confident that we can build the consensus and forge a brighter vision for our future.”
It is imperative that our County Judge knows our elected officials in Washington, D.C. and Austin. Fryar has worked side by side with Congressman Mike Conaway, State Senator Dawn Buckingham and State Representative Mike Lang since they were first elected. Fryar has worked with them on issues such as education, water rights, gun rights, property rights and others. Fryar and his wife, Dianne, attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump last year in Washington, D.C. and he was a Delegate to the Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio this past June.
Fryar said in order for Brown County to continue to be a great place to live and raise our families we need someone who is a leader. He has over 38 years of business expertise coupled with numerous years in leadership positions on boards and committees to continue building on the successes of Brown County. As a conservative businessman in Brown County, he understands the issues that are important to us. He will work for you protecting our water and property rights and will always be dedicated to making Brown County an even better place to live and work.
Steve Fryar is the president of P F & E Oil Company and Freedom Distributors, the owner of Southside Joint Venture, a real estate holding company and a partner in Fryar Energy. He is a former Republican nominee for State Representative and continues to stay active in conservative politics and volunteer his time on several boards and committees. He has served on the Board of the Texas Youth Commission, Secretary & Legislative Committee Member For The Texas Food & Fuel Association, The Brown County United Way, Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Brownwood Independent School District Facilities Committee, Coggin Elementary School Campus Improvement Team, Brownwood Community Advisory Council for the Benefit of TYC Youth and past President of the Brownwood Kiwanis Club.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with minors in Political Science, History & Computer Science from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Steve and his wife, Dianne, reside in Brownwood, Texas and have five children and one grandson.
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