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Best public servant: T. Michael O'Connor

March 29, 2014 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 28, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.


Best public servant: T. Michael O'Connor

Having won best of the best several times in the competition's history, Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor considers it a testament to the hard work of his office.

O'Connor, who has been in office for 10 years, again has won best public servant in the voting.

"I'm humbled that people consider myself and vote for this position," he said. "It's all about leadership and making a difference and really continuing to build, service and protect."

O'Connor considers the recognition a win for the office, adding that if it were not for the men and women in the department, the votes would be very different.

The office's transparency is one of the biggest reasons for winning the Best of the Best competition. Having also grown up in the community, he believes his efforts to make a difference and champion the community are what sets him apart.

"You've got to be out there and open to helping all people," he said. "It's not a perfect world, and you won't satisfy everybody, but you need to do what's right. Do what's right, and the rest will come forward."

T. Michael O'Connor

Victoria County Sheriff's Office

101 N. Glass St.

361-575-0651

First Runner-Up

William Billings

Calhoun County Constable Precinct 2

201 W. Austin St.

Port Lavaca

361-550-7734

Second Runner-Up

Don Pozzi

Victoria County Judge

115 N. Bridge St.

361-550-4650

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