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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Commissioners Court

    Legal Guidance

    "In commissioners court today, the county judge voted on an agenda item. A citizen is adamant that the judge is only supposed to vote to break a tie."

    Is the county judge a voting member of the commissioners court?

    Yes. The county judge is vested with the same authority to make motions and vote on all matters as each commissioner. Op. Tex. Att’y Gen. No. O-2145 (1940), and O-1716 (1939).