Don Pozzi has what it takes to be county judge

Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:18 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

I was blessed and honored to have many opportunities to work with County Judge Don Pozzi while serving Victorians as their police chief. I can speak with first-hand knowledge of Don Pozzi's character and "tough as nails" fiscal skills when dealing with spending county taxpayer funds. He was, to say the least, a tough negotiator who protected funds at a level that would make any taxpaying constituent proud.

I was disappointed when I read that the county judge position is characterized on Mr. Zeller's website as "more like being a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) than being 'Judge Judy.'" Respectfully, this isn't accurate.

A CFO is not responsible for the safety and well-being of an entire county's population. According to the Texas Government Code, county judges have far reaching responsibility in making decisions before, during and after disasters. In Victoria County, the county judge also participates in a Unified Command System and is involved with critical decisions. I have worked directly with Judge Pozzi during these critical times. He clearly knows his county judge "business."

During a disaster, a county judge is a critical position. I hope that voters consider all of these important factors when selecting the next Victoria County judge.

Bruce Ure, retired Victoria Chief of Police, Austin



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