After serving at Texas AgriLife Extension Service for the past five years, Geoff Cooper has resigned. His resignation is effective on Friday, December 3.
“I have enjoyed my time at the Extension Office, ” stated Geoff. “I just knew it was time to do something else to try to make a difference in Terry County.”
That difference making change Geoff is looking at is a run at the office of County Judge.
“I have been thinking for some time about making a change. When Butch (Judge Butch Wagner) announced he was going to retire, it seemed like a door opening. I have sat in on the Commissioners Court meetings for many years and I think I can bring a little something extra to the job. From my life experiences, to leadership experiences, to working on and working within a budget, I just feel like I can bring much to the office of County Judge. I know that now is the time to pursue this position.”
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension does not allow employees to seek public office while employed there, so this is the reason for Geoff’s resignation.
“Make no mistake about it. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Extension Office. I love working with the kids and their Stock Show projects, and I have enjoyed very much working with the farmers and helping them where I could. I will certainly continue to be available to help with projects as much as I am needed.”
Geoff concluded by saying, “As much as I have loved this job and the people, I just feel that the time is right to pursue the office of County Judge. I am concerned with the County budget and I fell like I can help get the budget back under control.”