Heath resident Jerry Hogan announces campaign for Rockwall County Judge


A Heath resident who is a retired US Army officer, combat veteran and corporate executive with IBM and MCI who writes “The Military View” newspaper column for local newspapers and websites has just announced his candidacy for Rockwall County Judge in the March, 2010, Republican Primary election.

US Army Lt. Col. (ret.) Jerry Hogan, who is the husband of long-time area realtor Diane Luby, will seek to unseat current one-term County Judge Chris Florance, who was first elected in 2007.

According to Hogan, he decided to run after Florance and two other Rockwall Co. commissioners approved tax notes earlier this year to contruct the new County Justice Center between I-30 and the new library after it was twice voted against overwhelmingly by voters.

“Enough is enough,” said Hogan in his announcement. “I believe it’s time that we take a stand and make our voices heard on how we want Rockwall County governed.”

“It is not too much to ask that our county officials be honest, use good judgment and represent what the citizens want,” he continued. “Our County must be run by officials who exercise sound fiscal responsibility and individual integrity.” 

“No longer should we have to apologize for what politicians do while in office. No longer should we be embarrassed by local politicians who do backroom deals, act unethically or get sent to prison for theft of county assets.”

Hogan also emphasized the importance of voting in the primary election and said by doing so voters can elect a county government which mirrors the will of the people.

“I hope that residents understand the importance of the primary election in Rockwall County. It is their opportunity to make choices in who represents the best interests of our community. There is no reason we cannot have a County government that mirrors the people of this area. I can help lead us there and I would appreciate your support and your vote.”

Hogan said he is a fiscal conservative who is experienced at running large organizations and managing sizeable budgets. 

In addition to the column he writes, he also volunteers to teach and discuss current events with residents at area retirement homes, as well as at local organizations on a variety of subjects.

Other candidates rumored also to be considering running for the office are current Rowlett Mayor John Harper and former Rockwall Mayor and radio station owner Ken Jones.

Primary election winner will face a Democrat challenger in the general election in November, 2010.

For more information about Hogan or to contact him, visit his website at:

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