Athens Review, Athens, Texas

September 24, 2013

Folmar to seek office of Precinct 4 County Commissioner

Special to the Review
The Athens Review

Athens — Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Gordon Folmar has announced that he is seeking the office of Precinct 4 County Commissioner.

Folmar will be running in the Republican Primary in 2014 for the position that serves the southeast part of the county. He serves as a civil and mental-health deputy with the HCSO.

“My 50-plus years of dealing with the public has taught me two things which I feel are important to the people as a whole,” Folmar said. “First, they want to be able to provide for their families and secondly, they want to be able to voice their concerns and know that someone will listen to their problems. I want to be there for the citizens of Hendrson County when their needs arise and they need someone to listen.”

Folmar came to the HCSO after five years at the Texas Electric Cooperative in Austin, where he was a loss-control safety specialist and 25 years at Trinity Valley Electric Coop.  At TVEC, he was an equipment operator electric lineman. As an area service representative, Folmar was involved in troubleshooting line problems and customer relations.

“I also have learned through my working experiences that in dealing with different situations when they arise, it takes planning and well-thought-out actions,” Folmar said.

Folmar believes that’s also true in planning a budget.

“Whether your budget is thousands or millions of dollars, it is very important to plan for the future and solicit input from citizens on making important decisions,” Folmar said.

Folmar said he will be available to the citizens of the county 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to listen to their needs and concerns.

“Working together with Henderson County citizens, we can address the issues that are facing our county,” Folmar said. “It’s my desire to be a part of making Henderson County a great place for our future generations to live, work, raise a family and be proud to call their home.”

Folmar is a graduate of Frankston High School and has 30 hours of Certified OSHA General Industry training, a certified Texas peace officer’s license and is a state-certified mental-health officer. He formerly served on the Andrews Center Mental Health Board.

Folmar is a deacon at Hill Top Baptist Church in Frankston. He is married to Linda Folmar. Their son, James Folmar, is married to Ashley, with children Tucker and Cason. Another son, John Folmar, is married to Len and has two children, Jake and Abby.