Local businessman runs for Lavaca County Judge in the 2022 election

Former County Judge Keith Mudd plans to bring hands-on business experience and conservative leadership back into the Office
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LAVACA COUNTY, Texas – Local businessman and former County Judge Keith Mudd is running for Lavaca County Judge in the 2022 Republican Primary election. Mudd pledges to bring hands-on business experience and conservative leadership back into the County Judge’s Office.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a politician, and I never let politics get in the way of doing the right thing as Lavaca County Judge. While doing right sometimes makes political people mad, the right thing is still the right thing. We had to overcome real obstacles and start cleaning up some major messes during my time as County Judge, and I believe our county can have a bright future if we work together. I’ve known the people and places of Lavaca County my whole life, and I want to do all I can to help us move forward in these strange times,” Mudd said.

Mudd is a 6th-generation Lavaca County resident

Mudd is a 6th-generation Lavaca County resident and remains active in agriculture and local communities throughout his life. He served as President of the Hallettsville Chamber of Commerce. Mudd also served as President of the Hallettsville Industrial Corporation. He spent years volunteering as a Little League Coach. The local businessman was also a Big Brother for a deployed soldier’s son through Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Mudd is strongly committed to guiding the young people of our country on a path to success.

“Growing up working cattle and working around farm equipment, I’ve always been hands-on when it comes to solving problems. I’ll bring this same strong work ethic and can-do attitude to the County Judge’s Office. Having already served as County Judge, I can go right to work on day one getting things done for the good of our county and its people. As when I was County Judge, I believe those serving in law enforcement and public safety should have the tools they need to keep us safe, which is so important now with the crisis along our Southern border,” Mudd stated.

Mudd has helped people create and build their own business

Mudd was the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Houston-Victoria. For years, Mudd had helped people create and build their own businesses through his position at the university. He also taught finance courses at UHV. Mudd served on the Board of Directors of the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission, as well.

“While our county faces some real challenges, I believe we can overcome them if we’ll take a team approach and work together. I’m a strong believer in getting the most out of every dollar, and that planning wisely and developing our local economy are keys to our county’s future. I have extensive real-world experience with economic development, building successful businesses, and managing a cattle and hay operation of my own,” Mudd remarked.

Mudd graduated from Hallettsville High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Howard Payne University in Brownwood. Mudd then received his MBA from UHV. The former judge is an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville. He has served as a member on the Knights of Columbus for over 25 years now.

Recently, Mudd and his wife celebrated their 26th Wedding Anniversary. Together, they have a daughter, two sons and a granddaughter.