chris king

A little more than a week after longtime Wharton County Precinct 2 Commissioner Chris King died, the commissioners court will hold special session to consider if an appointment to the post should be made.

One of the items on the agenda for the 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2 session is to deliberate in closed session.

According to the agenda, elected officials – County Judge Phillip Spenrath, Precinct 4 Commissioner Doug Mathews, Precinct 3 Steven Goetsch and Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Zahn will reconvene in open session and consider taking action on personnel matters.

King, 65, was last re-elected in 2018 after winning the Republican Primary in March and went unopposed in the General Election in November. He was sworn into office on Jan. 1. His term expires in four years.

He was initially elected to the Precinct 1 post in 1991.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.