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Commissioner Judy Cope

101 E. Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
830-303-8857, press 4
FAX 830-303-4064

About Commissioner Judy Cope

Commissioner Judy Cope was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her grandmother, Nancy Archer, made the run into Oklahoma in 1889 when the Oklahoma territory was opened up for homesteading. Commissioner Cope graduated from Mac Arthur High in San Antonio and went on to attend The College of the Mainland for Criminal Justice Training. Commissioner Cope is married to Jim Cope.

Commissioner Cope has a diversified background - Working in accounting, emergency management, criminal justice, a former business owner and operator. Co-owner of Jim Cope Construction Company and New Berlin Feed and Tack Shop. She is currently a DPS concealed handgun instructor.

Commissioner Cope is an active member of the following organizations:

*The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8513

*The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #245

*The Ladies Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans Aux. Unit 61

*Guadalupe County Republican Women

*Served two elected terms on the Legislative Committee for the Conference of Urban Counties

Commissioner Cope is proud of her record since being elected to office in 2002. Some of the accomplishments since she has taken office are as follows:

*WORKING TO KEEP OUR WATER QUALITY SAFE - Working with the cities and different water entities to have water availability and to keep our drinking water safe for generations to come. Working to help stop the Post Oak landfill, which is being constructed over an Aquifer (this is the fourth land fill issue that she's worked on).

*WORKED WITH GUADALUPE COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT - To insure that our county roads are in good condition and Guadalupe County is now constructing (or reconstructing) a bridge a year to upgrade our roads and insure public safety.

A CONSISTENTLY LOW TAX RATE FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS - Guadalupe County property tax rate has not varied, since Commissioner Cope has been in office, more than one and a third cent in the past 11 years; and the tax rate was lowered in 2014.

*VOTED TO PASS THE PROPERTY TAX FREEZE FOR 65 AND OVER AND THE DISABLED.

*GUADALUPE COUNTY IS RATED "FOURTH IN THE NATION" FOR JOB CREATION - Comm. Cope and the commissioner's court have worked with the cities to bring more jobs with good benefits to the residents of Guadalupe County.

*WORKED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO OUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS - Since Comm.Cope has been in office, the commissioner's court has increased the funding for our fire departments by $272.948.00.

*WORKED TO INSURE POSITIVE GROWTH IN GUADALUPE COUNTY - Worked with the legislature to enact and pass bills that will have a positive impact on Guadalupe County and assisted in halting/enacting bad legislation.

Commissioner Cope is DEDICATED to representing the residents of Guadalupe County on a full-time basis. She has an open door policy. Commissioner Cope works for the health and safety of the residents of Guadalupe County. The representation of residents of Guadalupe County is her only job.