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Meet Scott Johnson, who is running Scott Johnson for 219th Judicial District Court of Collin County, Texas as a republican.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.

For over 25 years I have had a front row view of Collin County’s incredible growth.  I have university and graduate school degrees in accounting and finance and extensive business negotiating experience.

It was my honor to be elected 4 times to Plano City Council and be a key contributor of the Economic Development Fund.  This fund has created $2 Billion of high quality business capital investment since 2006 along with 35,000 new jobs.  This has significantly benefited Collin County.

Why are you running for office?

I have spent my life contributing to my community and I see becoming Collin County Judge as a way to use my life’s experience and involvement to help Collin County become even better.

Read more: Candidate Profile: Jennifer Edgeworth for Judge of 219th District Court in Collin County

What makes you the most qualified person for this position?

I have a unique combination of civic and business experience that has prepared me to serve the taxpayers of Collin County.  My experience includes broadening the tax base which can lower the tax rate to property owners, working on innovative solutions to get traffic moving, and collaborating with people and organizations to bridge differences and achieve results.

What issues are your top priorities? Name three.

  1. Finding solutions to handle the increasing traffic.
  2. Keep taxes low, grow the tax base and maintain high customer service levels.
  3. Improving public safety – deputy sheriff’s emergency response times recently increased to 40 minutes. Assure there are no sanctuary cities in Collin County.

What changes would you implement and how?

Change the attitude of county government officials to actively manage and collaborate with citizens, cities & communities, state and federal officials.

I believe real leadership begins with listening.  As County Judge, my door will always be open and my office completely transparent.

Read more: Meet Mike Curran for 219th Judicial District Court of Collin County, Texas

What factors in your life have shaped your beliefs?

My parents, belief in God, family, education, personal effort and responsibility, and participation in the community.

What do you believe should be the function of government?

Government’s main purposes should be the public safety of its citizens, and to provide an environment to allow individuals the freedom to pursue their personal goals and happiness.

Cori Baker

Cori Baker is the former creative editor at Local Profile. She is an alumna of Plano Senior High School and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's in Journalism and a minor...