Grimes County Judge Joe Fauth made a surprise appearance at Navasota City Council to announce his choice of Phillip Cox to temporarily fill the late Gary Husfield’s seat on Commissioners Court.
He said Cox has lived and worked here for a number of years, serving as supervisor with Adult Probation, adding he think’s he’s a good, strong candidate..
But then, Fauth tells Navasota News, Cox was chosen from five good candidates, any of whom would have been a good addition. What he saw as Cox’ advantage is the unique experience he can add to that of the current court.
In his opinion, Fauth says, Cox brings a stronger understanding of the inner actions of county government because he has been in county business for more than 20 years, and comes from the judicial side of county business.
Judge Fauth says Cox lives in Precinct Four, in Navasota, where his wife is a teacher and their daughter is a senior at Navasota High School. He tendered his resignation from the Probation Department on Friday, April 6th. He will be sworn in on the steps of the County Courthouse at 9 on Monday morning, April 9th, and will sit in on his first session of Commissioners Court on Wednesday, April 11th.
Cox will serve as interim Precinct Four Commissioner until Husfield’s term ends at the end of this year. Because of Husfield’s demise while in office, the judge explains that the Grimes County GOP will replace his name on the upcoming November ballot. Who that will eventually be is yet to be determined. Stay tuned.