Ray Lewis Ballew
Ray Lewis Ballew

My name is Ray Lewis Ballew and I am excited to announce my Republican candidacy for Schleicher County Commissioner Precinct 4.

I have spent the majority of my life as a resident of Schleicher County. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, I enlisted in the US Navy and was selected to attend officer candidate school in Newport, Rhode Island.

I proudly volunteered to serve our country in Vietnam as an officer in charge of a Naval Swift Boat which patrolled the coast and inland waterways. My military awards include the Bronze Star with combat V.

I have been married to Debbie Corvin Ballew for 44 years and together we have four children, Amanda, Angela, Thomas, and Michael.

For 22 years, I was the Chief Appraiser for the Schleicher County Appraisal District during which time I appraised local property and collected taxes for the school, city, and the Plateau Water District.

I have been employed at Schleicher County Independent School District for the last 18 years in the capacity of Business Manager.

My service to the county includes volunteering on the ambulance service as an Emergency Care Attendant, I served on the city council, was elected director of the Plateau Water District, and am a past president of the local Rodeo Association.

My upcoming plans include retiring from the school district in May 2022 and I seek to continue serving the citizens of Schleicher County as Commissioner Precinct 4. I respectfully ask for your consideration and vote in the upcoming election.