Cleburne real estate agent Jean Moss will challenge Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon in the March 2 Republican primary. ‘

The victor will also be the winner of the November election as no Democratic candidates filed to run for the office.

A Cleburne resident since 1972, Moss describes herself as a political activist who has promoted Johnson County as the top area in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region to live and raise a family.

“As a local business owner, I hope to bring a fresh, progressive view while encouraging fiscal conservative values,” Moss said. “I intend to hold the line on spending and reduce the tax burden on local citizens by making effective and efficient use of our tax dollars.

“I believe in family values, maintaining one’s integrity, and taking personal responsibility. Courtesy, morality and just plan common sense should dictate the conduct of the county judge and the commissioners court.”

Moss said her campaign will be simple and honest.

“You will not be inundated with slick brochures or signs on every corner,” Moss said.

The county judge serves as the presiding officer of the commissioners court and is often thought of as the chief executive officer of a county.

The county judge is the only member of the commissioners court who is elected by all voters in the county.

Moss, a native Texan, grew up on a ranch. Her father, Horace Winnett, operated the dehorning and branding chutes at the Fort Worth Stock Yards.

Moss graduated from Mineral Wells High School.

Moss has served as president of the Johnson County Board of Realtors and was chairman of the Johnson County Historical Commission when the Carnegie Building was restored and the upstairs theater remodeled for use by the Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players.

Moss has also served on the Cleburne Library Board and the Cleburne Board of Adjustments.

Moss is, or has been a member of, Zonta Club of Johnson County, Friendship Circle of King’s Daughters, an ambassador for the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce and other area civic organizations.

Moss is the broker owner of Texas Real Estate Professionals.

Moss’s husband, Lloyd Moss, previously served as Cleburne city manager.

The couple are active members of Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne.

The couple have three children and seven grandchildren.

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