The 67 year old Wise County native collapsed during Monday's county commission meeting.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics and later was pronounced dead at the hospital.
McElhaney was a life-long resident of Wise County and was re-elected in 2010 to a second term as county judge.
He also served 21 years on the Bridgeport Independent School District, including 14 years as president.
He also served on the Bridgeport City Council and in the U.S. Army.
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