Theresa Cass Galvin has announced her candidacy to run for the Jackson County Executive seat.
Elected to the County Legislature in 2014, Galvin is currently the Vice Chairman of the Legislature. Her colleagues nominated her for this role for a second time, as well as Chairman in 2019 and 2020. If elected, Galvin wants to bring this integrity and transparency to Jackson County as a whole.
Galvin has been a Jackson County resident most of her life. Her four children and five grandchildren all live, work, or attend public schools in Jackson County. She worked in the construction industry for over three decades, which she said makes her well versed in reviewing project budgets and timelines and understands risk assessments for local stakeholders.
“Galvin currently focuses on addressing property assessments, the county’s reckless spending, and providing her expertise to guide projects like establishing a new jail and renovating the current county courthouse versus building a new one,” according to the campaign announcement.
During the pandemic, she stressed that local businesses needed to be given the autonomy to make their own decisions. She was concerned about the overall effects the pandemic would have on the families of Jackson County, not limited to mental health and financial issues. According to the campaign, business owners appreciated her helping them stay open while following guidelines to maintain a safe and healthy environment for their employees and customers.
“She believes in taking controversial issues to the ballot giving the people a voice and has fought to protect individual liberty,” according to the announcement. “During her time in the legislature, she has pushed back on unfair property assessments and continued tax increases while calling for overall budget reviews.”
Galvin said the County Executive role should strongly focus on the local budget rather than divisive nuances, and she believes the way tax dollars are being spent needs reevaluated.
“I’ve spent the last eight years fighting for our tax dollars, our freedoms, and our history,” Galvin said. “I want to continue making a difference where I know I can.”