Worsham Announces Candidacy for County Judge

December 20, 2021 - I would appreciate your consideration to serve as your Shelby County Judge, on March 1, 2022, in the Republican Primary.

I am Phil Worsham and I have been a life long resident of Shelby County, except my years attending Stephen F. Austin, first year of teaching at Buna ISD, and moving to Plano when my wife, Dr. Debrah J. Worsham, attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. I served in public education for 40 years as a Vocational Agriculture Teacher in Buna ISD, Center ISD and Plano ISD, as Principal in Martinsville ISD, and as Superintendent in Martinsville ISD and Joaquin ISD. My dad (Levis Worsham), mom (Inez Worsham), and grandparents (Dewey and Mamie Worsham) opened Worsham Grocery in 1946 after my dad returned from service in World War II. Our family business has been in operation for 75 years. We are proud to be from Shelby County. I desire to be a part of moving this county forward.

We have three children: Sarah Gandy and her husband, Brian; Travis Worsham and his wife, Arica; Olivia Hatfield and her husband, Robert. Our three grandchildren are Ellisyn, Naomi, and August. We are thankful for the blessings God has shown to our family through the years and look forward to His direction in the future.

I desire to hold the office of County Judge to serve on a team for the promotion of our county. My past years in education have prepared me with experiences that will benefit our county as we take steps to move forward. As Superintendent, I worked with both local and state officials for the enrichment of our students and communities. I have assisted in developing budgets and have been involved in financing many district projects over the years. Success came as we worked together with the common goal of enhancing opportunities for all students.

I plan to be an open and accessible County Judge and cooperate with all entities as Shelby County continues to grow and develop. Shelby County's strongest asset is its citizens.

Thank you for considering me in my quest to serve as your next Shelby County Judge. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you in Shelby County in the great State of Texas.

Phil Worsham