Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 14, 2013

Change of direction

Seven Points mayor resigns, runs for JP 2

Kathi Nailling
The Athens Review

Athens — Kevin Pollock resigned as Seven Points Mayor during Thursday's regular council meeting to pursue the position of Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.

Pollock said the resignation will take effect immediately.

Pollock was elected to the Seven Points City Council in May 2011. In February 2012, he put his hat in the ring to become mayor of the city.

Pollock ran for mayor when the former mayor resigned after being indicted by a Henderson County Grand Jury.

Pollock said he recommended to the current city council to continue as they are with Mayor Pro Tem Bill Hash presiding over the meetings. Pollock said his term was due to expire in 2014.

While mayor, Pollock said his mission was to lead the City of Seven Points towards economic growth in order to provide higher quality services and promote a higher standard of living for its residents. Another goal was to build relationships with the leadership of all Cedar Creek Lake communities and Henderson County in order to promote cooperation between all local governments.

Pollock said he is once again putting his hat into the ring, but this time to run for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, the position currently held by Judge Dale Blaylock.

Blaylock is running for re-election. He was first elected to the position of Justice of the Peace in 2000. Rodney Henderson has also filed to run for JP Pct.2.

The primary elections will be held in March as the three Republican candidates compete for votes.

Pollock said he is resigning as mayor to concentrate on his campaign for Justice of the Peace.  

“I have always had an interest in the law and I believe I can help the people of Precinct 2. I have a good working relationship with Judge Sanders and the commissioners,” he said.

Pollock has lived at Cedar Creek Lake since 1999.  

Pollock retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force and moved to Seven Points.  He is married to Chrissy Pollock, a local realtor with McAtee Realty in Gun Barrel City, and they have three sons, ages 28, 26 and 23.  

“I knew my formal education was a key element to his development as a leader,” he said.

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University.

Pollock said his military training has prepared him to be Justice of the Peace.