Dawson County District 2 Commissioner Chris Gaines announced on Monday that he would be seeking election to the Board of Commissioners for a second term.
Gaines, who was elected to the board for the first time in 2016, said in a Facebook post that it has been an honor serving the people of Dawson County for the last three years, and after much thought and discussion he has decided to continue that service.
"This service role has been one of the most challenging responsibilities I have ever had," Gaines said. "After much prayer, thought and discussions with my family, I am announcing that I will be running to continue my role in service to you as your District 2 Commissioner."
In 2016 Gaines beat out Independent Robert Wiley for the District 2 seat, earning 76.58% of the vote.
In his campaign announcement, Gaines also reflected on his past three years in office, stating that there have been many successes along with the tough decisions the board has had to make.
"While I listen and take all feedback to heart, I greatly appreciate all of you that pray for me and encourage me to keep working to protect and support the quality of life we all love while remaining committed to the conservative principles of limited government," he said.