Dubose serving final term

Published 6:10 pm Saturday, July 4, 2015

Orange County Commissioner Precinct One David Dubose is serving his final term on the court. Dubose announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election in 2016. His term ends Dec. 31, 2016.
“I love Orange County,” Dubose said. “I announced early I was not going to run again so people would have time to think about running.”
Dubose has always served the residents of Orange in some capacity.
“I ran for Commissioner because I felt it was time to give back to the community,” Dubose said. “They gave to me so many years at my drug store. When I sold the pharmacy, I was too young to quit.”
Dubose said it is his nature to serve the county.
“As a pharmacist, I served the county, and now on the court, just in a different capacity,” Dubose said. “It is just my nature to serve people.”
For strictly personal reasons, Dubose decided to not seek re-election.
“I want to be able to spend time with my wife, kids and grandchildren,” Dubose said.
Dubose has been married for 32 years, has two sons and three grandchildren.
The most unique aspect of Precinct One is the people according to Dubose.
“These are the same people I served a s a pharmacist,” Dubose said. “The people of West Orange, Orange and Little Cypress.”
Precinct One is east of Adams Bayou to Sabine River and north to the County line and south to Adams Bayou.

Classes attended while serving as Commissioner:
• 2012 Graduate of  Commissioners Court Leadership Academy
• Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum (CCAC) Certified County Commissioner
Commissioners are required to take 16 hours for each 12-month period in office. CCAC advances this mandated education by providing a comprehensive 64-hour course of study as follows:
Phase I (16 hours): Orientation courses are currently offered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs Seminar for Newly Elected Commissioners every January following an election year.
Phase II (16 hours): Basics of County Government (Level 2.) Includes instruction concerning the duties and responsibilities of all county officers and departments.
Phase III (32 hours): Advanced Instruction (Levels 3. and 4.) further explores the functions of county government.  These courses are offered at the annual County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas regional and state conferences and the annual V.G. Young Institute School for County Commissioners Courts.
• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference

Orange County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC) 2009-present
South East Texas Regional Planning Commission Executive Committee  2009-Present (President 2013)