Election Day nears, Willman and Hulcy running for county office

Terry WillmanTerry Willman is running for re-election for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 1. Terry Graduated Roscoe High School in 1987 and latter attended Western Texas Collage before entering the workforce. His first employment and government experience was the State of Texas working as a caregiver for the Abilene State School. Terry then worked for United States Gypsum as a production operator until he began working for Nolan County Precinct 1 thirteen years ago where he gained knowledge of road building, drainage and seal coating. 4 years ago Terry ran for and was elected as the Nolan County Precinct 1 Commissioner. During that four years Terry has completed a combined 111 hours of Continued Education exceeding the hours required by State Law. Terry also brings with him the experience of being a Roscoe City Councilman where he helped to lay the groundwork for the many improvements Roscoe has undergone in recent years. During his time as Councilman Terry learned the fiscal, ethical, and procedural laws and regulations that governing bodies in the State of Texas must follow.During his term as Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 1 Terry Willman has established a great working relationship with the incorporated cities and the small communities within Nolan County Precinct 1 as well as those outside his precinct as he recognized the need for a collaborative effort for the overall success of the county. As a single father of 3 children for the last 14 years he knows how important every penny is. So it is no surprise that one of his main concerns in office is the budget. Each year he has sat down with the other members of the Commissioners Court and the Department Heads of the County to maximize the use of each penny paid in taxes. As Commissioner and a member of the Roscoe Economic Development Board he has helped bring in new business to his precinct and the county, helping lower the tax burden on the individual tax payer and created jobs. Terry Willman is an avid supporter of the Professional and Volunteer Fire Departments of the County and as a lifelong resident of the county has an intimate knowledge of every county road that has proven time and again valuable in supporting their operations during large and small fires. Terry is very involved in the community putting in countless hours of volunteer time with organizations such as Friends of The FFA where he serves as the current president, Roscoe Little League, Athletic and Academic Booster Clubs, and Serves on the Church Council of the Roscoe Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of its congregation. Terry Willman is a full time Commissioner for the people of Nolan County, his focus is the people of Nolan County, and his objective in office is to make Nolan County the best it possibly can be for its citizens. Terry Willman’s office door is always open, his phone is always on, and if you see him on the street Terry Willman is your Commissioner 24 hours a day to address your concerns.Jerry HulcyJerry Hulcy, local businessman, has filed to run as a Republican in the upcoming election for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 1. Jerry and his was Sara own the Dairy Queen in Sweetwater. Jerry has 39 years of business experience. Jerry has lived in Nolan County for 34 years. Jerry and Sara have three children; Renee Carey and husband Clay in Buda, Texas, Craig and wife Laurie in La Porte, Texas and Chad and his wife Jennifer in Abilene, Texas. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Jerry attends Lamar Street Baptist Church and Sara attends Holy Family Catholic Church.Jerry grew up in Lockney, Texas. He graduated from Amarillo College in 1973 with a business degree in Hotel Motel Restaurant Management. Jerry's business management experience includes management positions at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Greyhound Foods, and XIT Steakhouse in Muleshoe, Texas and 23 years with Chapman Foods. He has spent the last 14 years as an independent business owner. Sara was born in Lubbock, Texas. When she was seven, her family moved to Plainview, Texas where she graduated from high school and then attended college for two years. After their children completed their college degrees, Sara returned to college and received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Lubbock Christian University in 2000. Sara has been employed by the State for over 20 years.Jerry and Sara moved to Nolan County in 1974 when Jerry accepted a job with Chapman Foods as a manager trainee for the Sweetwater Dairy Queen. Jerry advanced quickly from manager trainee to Manager, District Supervisor for the Panhandle, West Texas Area Supervisor, and finally Vice President of Operations/East Texas. This promotion in 1990 took the family to Keller, Texas where they moved their three teenage children. In this position, Jerry directed 30 Dairy Queens and supervised six district managers. In addition to hiring personnel, meeting budgets, purchasing and controlling inventory, Jerry oversaw all new construction, additions, remodels and closures. Jerry loved his job and the amenities it provided, but the family missed West Texas, small schools, and quality of life. After two and a half years, Jerry made the decision to return "home" to Nolan County; it was a decision he has never regretted.In 1996, Jerry and Sara purchased the Roscoe Dairy Queen which they operated for 11 years; in 2002 they bought the Sweetwater Dairy Queen. Now semi-retired from the business, Jerry has become one of the "regular coffee drinkers" himself. Jerry remains active in supporting the youth and schools in the Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland communities. He continues to promote and oversee the business, loves his customers and enjoys visiting with travelers who have been stopping in the store for over 30 years. Jerry has never met a stranger."Nolan County has been good to me and my family. We have a successful business and many friends here. There are many major financial expenditures facing Nolan County in the coming years, including the construction of the new jail and the needed repairs to the courthouse. Strong fiscal management is critical during these tough economic times. I believe my 39 years of business experience and proven leadership make me the right choice for the taxpayers of Nolan County. I have worked people, with people, and for people all my life. As your Commissioner, I intend to work for you. I will always be available to listen to your concerns. I would appreciate your support and vote for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 1."