(Guadalupe County) -- An area man is announcing his intentions to run for a seat on the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court. Daniel Kearns is seeking the Republican nomination for Guadalupe County Commissioner Pct. 4. Kearns, who has lived in the area for the last 35 years, says he has seen "first-hand the trials and tribulations" of the county and believes responsible growth and relationships among the cities are the keys to an even greater future.
"Just over the last 10 to 15 years, the amount of growth that has been happening around the county especially around
the I-35, I-10 corridor and other parts of the county, there has been significant growth and I think we need somebody in there that's going to be able to assist with that growth and help manage it -- really control what is happening in the future," said Kearns.
Kearns says he has successfully practiced and established himself in the financial world, five years of having his own practice -- a practice focused on protecting residents' estates, their retirements, and the creation of generational wealth for families.
Kearns, says through his work and through his leadership role with the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, he has successfully helped hundreds of business/communities restructure, analyze and redevelop ways to become more efficient.
"Really probably over the last 15 years, I've really cut my peek on being efficient when it comes to operating businesses and how to help people manage those businesses effectively and that's really where my strong points are going to be in. I think it's something that our county commissioner or our other commissioners would appreciate the help with," said Kearns.
The Commissioner Pct. 4 seat is currently held by Judy Cope. The Primary Election is slated for March 2018.