Commissioner Gregory Parker was elected to the Comal County Commissioners Court on November 2, 2004 and again in November 2008. Where he became the first African American and the youngest person to win election as a county commissioner in Comal County. He is currently the only African American Republican County Commissioner in the state of Texas.
Since taking office Commissioner Parker has been a driving force and tireless supporter in the fight to reduce child abuse and domestic violence not only in Comal but in Guadalupe and Hays Counties as well. He created the annual Guardian Angel Award which honors volunteers, non-profit agency partners as well as law enforcement and child protective services workers that assist in preventing child abuse and neglect and or work to strengthen families.
He has fought to protect our tax dollars by exposing financial mismanagement in local agencies, he has worked with his colleagues to keep Comal county’s tax rate one of the lowest in the state, offer new educational benefits for county employees; to preserve land for future generations and protect private property rights. Commissioner Parker has spoken out frequently on a variety of national issues to include; eminent domain, education, a fair and untainted census, transportation, and cap-n-trade, just to name a few. He is a member of the Texas Oil and Gas Association and author of the book “Global Warming…Really?”
In 2008 Commissioner Parker was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the State Commission on Emergency Communications where he travels across the state, speaking and leading the states initiative for Next Generation 9-1-1.
Commissioner Parker holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, a Masters of Public Administration and is completing his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.http://www.co.comal.tx.us/Comal_County_Precinct_3.htm