Proposition 12 provides for the abolition of the office of county treasurer in Galveston County
The Texas Constitution provides that the office of county treasurer may be abolished via a constitutional amendment. The amendment would abolish the Galveston County treasurer and authorize the county to employ or contract a qualified person or designate another county officer to fulfill the functions previously performed by the treasurer. The last time Texans decided on such an amendment was in 1987 with the abolition of county treasurers in Nueces, Fayette and Gregg counties. Hank Dugie elected in 2022 is the current Galveston County treasurer. In his 2022 campaign, he called for eliminating the office. A simple majority vote is required statewide AND in Galveston County for the approval of the amendment.
The other counties that have abolished their county treasurer are Andrews, Bee, Collin, El Paso, Tarrant, and yes, Bexar County.
On Proposition 12, you decide, but it really is up to the people of Galveston County.
Jamie Lewis BCDP Communications Team
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