In 1999, I ran for Taylor County Judge/Executive. I promised to build at jail at a cost of $4.5 million. I knew it was possible because my childhood friend, Terry Shelton, had just built one in Hart County.
I was defeated, because I was not a politician. Couldn't and wouldn't play the games.
I think it worthy to note that the jail probably would have been paid for at this time, had I been elected. That was 10 years ago. Instead, the good old boys won again.