District Clerk Loren Jackson, who was defeated by Republican Chris Daniel last month, will likely stay in county government when his term expires on Dec. 31. Sheriff Adrian Garcia proposes hiring him as his chief of information technology.
Jackson is not named on the Commissioners Court agenda, but he is “the special assistant” candidate the sheriff has submitted for the Court’s approval.
County government has had a hiring freeze for more than a year, but the Court has been approving on a case-by-case basis some replacements and new positions like the one Jackson would fill. Jackson said recently that he has personally approached the commissioners seeking their OK before his hiring was put on the agenda.
Loren’s a hell of a guy who did a tremendous amount to make the District Clerk’s office better and more efficient. I’ll bet he finds enough ways to leverage technology for the Sheriff’s office to pay for his salary and then some. Good move all around.