The Rusk County Groundwater Conservation District was created by the 78th Texas Legislature in 2003 by HB 3569. The citizens of Rusk County confirmed creation of the District by an election held June 5, 2004.
Mission of the District
The Rusk County Groundwater Conservation District’s mission is to Conserve, Preserve, and Protect the groundwater resources for all Rusk County residents.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Rusk County Conservation District is composed of two members per County Precinct and one at large by election.
President – Bobby Brown, Precinct #4
Vice President – David C. Powell, At Large
Treasurer/Secretary – John Langston, Precinct #3
Director Precinct #1 – Ken Ragle
Director Precinct #1 – Jim White
Director Precinct #2 – Roy Vannoy
Director Precinct #2 – Harry Hamilton
Director Precinct #3 – William Sheehan
Director Precinct #4 – Emily Whitworth
Rusk County Texas Elections Office, find locations and dates of elections here.
Secretary of State Elections Division, find requirements and deadlines for filing for candidacy.
Application for a Place on the General Election Ballot, Secretary of State
Important Election Dates, Secretary of State
Next Election of Officers is November 3, 2020
District Order of Election including Voting Dates & Locations 2020 (not yet available, July 2020)
District Notice Deadline for Filing Application for Place on the Ballot (not yet available, June 2020)
Deadline for Filing for Candidacy of each elected office (July 20, 2020 – August 17, 2020)
Requirements:To be qualified to be elected as a director, a person must be a registered voter in the precinct that the person represents.
Director Expiring Terms 2020 Elections
Director Precinct #1: Ken Ragle
Director Precinct #2: Harry Hamilton
Director Precinct #3: William Sheehan
Director Precinct #4: Bobby Brown
Director at large: David C. Powell
Office Location & Contact
500 N. High St, Henderson, TX 75653
Mailing address: P.O. Box 97, Henderson, TX 75652
Office (903) 657-1900
Fax (903) 657-1922
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Office is closed on holidays, District Holiday Schedule
District Facebook Page
A Regular Board Meeting of the Rusk County Groundwater Conservation District is to be held April 13, 2020. This meeting is dependent upon the status of COVID-19 and its effects on Rusk County. A decision will be made closer to the meeting date. Regular meetings begin at 3:00 PM in the District Board Room.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend all District board meetings.
Cancelled Meeting – June 10, 2019