For the second year in a row, Judge Magers and his fellow commissioners, department heads and staff delivered a county budget that lowers the tax rate while still meeting critical obligations on issues such as public safety, transportation, employee health care, and infrastructure investment. Judge Magers’ leadership produced similar results at the City of Sherman during his tenure as Mayor. There, he also successfully led efforts to reduce property taxes and reinvest in key infrastructure.
TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Judge Magers successfully led the historic effort to secure 100% of Lake Texoma’s ground water allotment and establish a locally controlled ground water district. Through his recent work with officials at the local, state and national level, Judge Magers has also successfully helped program over $100 million dollars of investment over the next 10 years for transportation infrastructure in Grayson County.
Judge Magers is also currently leading efforts to increase investment in the North Texas Regional Airport – Perrin Field and secure additional federal funds for it’s control tower.
The most recent IRS data shows that median income in Grayson County has increased by an annual rate of 7% and unemployment remains at historic lows. As a graduate of Sherman High School and Austin College, Judge Magers has a personal commitment to helping secure a positive economic future for the next generation in Grayson County and is proud of the significant investments made in Grayson County by numerous top industries in the last 24 months. Judge Magers will continue to promote low taxes and timely infrastructure investments in order to sustain an adequate job growth rate for Grayson’s expanding population.
Grayson County recently experienced it’s largest estimated year-to-year growth this decade which ranks Grayson County and it’s surrounding region as the 27th highest percent growth region in the country. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that from 2014 to 2015, Grayson County added more than 2,000 residents as compared to five years earlier, when Grayson County added just over 200 residents from 2010 to 2011. Judge Magers has a proven track record of proactively managing growth by building partnerships on quality of life issues throughout Grayson County. He is proud to have recently worked with local and state officials to help establish the Local Provider Participation Funds (LPPF) Program, thereby leveraging Grayson County healthcare dollars back from the federal government and reducing the financial burden on local property taxpayers and hospitals for unfunded indigent healthcare. Judge Magers regularly works with local schools and colleges to increase student awareness and involvement in local issues and to keep our cities and communities connected and informed.