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Page enters judge’s race
Trinity Standard - November 2009
GROVETON -- Long time Trinity County resident Doug Page, has announced he will seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for Trinity County Judge’s office in the March 2 2010 primary.
Current County Judge Mark Evans formally announced in September he will not seek a fifth term in next year's primary election.
Allen W. McKinley, former chief appraiser for the Trinity County Appraisal District, also has announced he will seek the nomination.
Filing for places on the March ballot will run from Dec. 3 through Jan. 4, 2010.
Page, a retired Texas state trooper, rancher and vice president of the Groveton Independent School District’s board of trustees feels he has the attributes to make him an asset to his fellow citizens of Trinity County
As a state trooper, Page worked closely with the Trinity County Sheriff's Department, county attorney, and district attorney and is familiar with the criminal courts system.
In the ranching business Page has learned that you must always make wise decisions in how and when to spend in order to keep the business successful.
He and fellow Groveton Independent School District board members and administration are responsible for managing a multi-million dollar budget with the responsibility of spending your tax dollars wisely.
With a background in law enforcement, being a self employed rancher and school board member; Page said he has the skills necessary to move Trinity County forward.
"I have long had the desire to work for the good people of Trinity County,” he said. “With a 22-year career in criminal justice, I have always worked for and with the public.
“I look forward to speaking to each of you over the next few months as the election approaches to hear your concerns and ideas for our county. The door of your county judge's office will always be open to you if I am elected. I will work for and with you to make Trinity County prosper.
“Above all, I encourage each of you to go to the poll on March 2, 2010 to cast your vote in the primary election. The right to vote is something Americans should never take for granted and should take every opportunity for our voice to be heard,” Page added.
Page moved to Trinity County in 1978, graduated from Groveton High School in 1982 and attended Sam Houston State University, Lamar University and Angelina College seeking a degree in Criminal Justice.
He and his wife of 26 years, Cathey Mochman Page, are members of First Baptist Church of Groveton. They have two sons, Steven Page, Jr. and wife, Krystle Pierson Page, and James Derrick Page.
The Page's have one granddaughter, Hannah Jo Page.
Page continues to be active in the community supporting various organizations.