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December 10, 2012

Herrington honored at retirement party

Corsicana — After 12 years in office, Kit Herrington’s last day as a Navarro County Commissioner will be Dec. 31, and his contributions to the county were celebrated in a reception Monday in the courthouse basement.

Herrington said that a lot of people have been asking him if he’s counting the days, and he said he’s not, that he’s still enjoying his work as a road commissioner.

“It’s certainly been a pleasure to serve the citizens of the county,” he said. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Herrington was urged to run for the Precinct 1 seat back in 2001 by Betty Armstrong, who was herself stepping down.

Current commissioners James Olsen and Dick Martin praised Herrington’s helpfulness to them as they learned the ropes of the job.

“Kit’s been remarkable to me and to the others, as well,” Martin said.

Former Commissioner Faith Holt, who stepped down two years ago, expressed the same gratitude. When she was appointed to the job, she knew only about the jail and law enforcement issues. Herrington helped her learn the geography of her precinct, as well as the people she needed to know to do her job more successfully.

“He was a mentor to me,” Holt said.

Unlike many other politicians, Herrington never looked at how a decision was going to help or hurt him politically, but only looked out for the best interests of the county, Olsen said.

“I don’t know of a single decision made in the county that Kit didn’t think about the citizens of the county,” he said.

Herrington’s plans after he steps down are to go to work in the trust department of Citizens National Bank in Corsicana. He said he’ll stay on his land near Roane.

“I don’t think there’s a better area of the state to be in,” Herrington said.

The best part of the job has been resolving issues, and meeting interesting people in the county and around the state, he said. Herrington thanked the people of the county, and the men who work in his precinct barn repairing roads and maintaining bridges.

Herrington said he’s heard people express fears about the county and the nation, but having just finished a trip through the northeast and some of the west where he met a variety of good people, he’s optimistic.

“This is a great country, and we don’t have anything to worry about,” he said.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via email at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “soundoff” to this article? Email: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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