Precinct 1 County Commissioner Gary Worley has announced his re-election bid to the commissioners court.

Worley will run as a Republican in the March primary election.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Precinct 1 and Brown County since January 2013 as your commissioner,” Worley said in a written statement.

“My leadership, service and financial background, combined with my longtime history of working with the people of Brown County, have enabled me to successfully serve as your commissioner.”

Worley said he is a 38-year member of The Brown County Fair Association, current member of Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club, past chairman of Cen-Tex Manufacturing Credit Union and an owner of a local business for nearly 25 years.

“Upon re-election I will continue to work with all other elected officials and department heads throughout the year and at budget time,” Worley said. “I will also continue to keep road maintenance and rehabilitation projects moving forward. As projects are finished, others on the priority list will be started. I will always strive to serve the best interests of the citizens of Brown County and Precinct 1.”

Worley is a 1971 graduate of Brownwood High School and attended Howard Payne University and Tarleton State University.

Worley and his wife, Donna, have been married for 45 years and have two daughters and sons-in-law and three grandchildren. Jennifer and Daryl Salyards live in Stephenville with children Karsen and Griffin. Janet and Alan Ogden live in Blanket with their son Graham.

Worley is the son of the late Wayne and Sue Worley. Worley said he and his wife are members of First Baptist Church in Brownwood. His hobbies include hunting and fishing, rodeos and camping with family.

“It would be my privilege and honor to have your support in my bid for re- election,” Worley said. “I will continue to be available at any time to discuss the concerns and thoughts from the citizens of Precinct 1 and Brown County.”