With most elected officials not having to compete in the Nov. election, Wichita County officials are hoping to get a jump start on future plans a little early.
Judge Woody Gossom says he is in the process of setting up orientation times for the newest county candidates to go over several office and personnel matters.
In addition, he says having most of the county candidates on board immediately after the primaries, it helps the county get an early start planning their next budget.
“When we get to the 2019 budget, they would have worked with us to make that budget work more in a direction. Usually you don’t get that chance you don’t know until November, when the budget is already approved in Aug. or Sept.,” Gossom said.
Incumbent Jeff Watts and challenger Catie Robinson were both unopposed in their respective primaries for county commissioner pct. 4.
They will go against each other on Election Day, Nov. 6.