Hare running to build opportunities for Orange County
Last updated 2/22/2022 at 8:02pm
My name is Shawn Hare and I'm running for Commissioner to build success and opportunities for our community. As a fifth-generation Orange County resident, local businessman and cattle rancher, I have deep roots in our community. I understand Orange County's economy and our unique needs. I am honored to be endorsed by the Sabine Area Central Labor Council, Texas AFL-CIO.
As county commissioner for precinct 2, I will ensure that the Orange County Commissioner's Court addresses the growing need for disaster-resistant infrastructure, be fiscally responsible, provide adequate funding for our law enforcement, and address the growing need for housing and job development.
Solving the county drainage issue is vital to our community. it is important to think of drainage as a county and region-wide issue, requiring a comprehensive county assessment and planning strategy. It will be my priority to work in tandem with the cities of Orange County, the Orange County Drainage District, TXDOT, the Army Corps of Engineers, and neighboring counties to solve these problems.
I have a great deal of experience and ability to share with our community as a public servant. Through my service in the Republican senate in Washington, D.C. under Senator Arlen Specter, I gained invaluable experience dealing with budgets, logistics, and policy. In my philanthropic work, I have enjoyed serving on more than ten nonprofit boards, working with our counties underserved populations, and the elderly. I have been honored among "Newsmakers of the Year" with the Press Club of Southeast Texas and was inducted into the CVB Hall of Fame in 2016. I am an active member of the Texas Cattleman's Association and the American Angus Association.