Election 2018

WilCo Commissioner Cynthia Long seeks re-election

Long seeks to continue driving policies for improving roads, businesses and schools amid area population boom


Republican businesswoman Cynthia Long will be seeking re-election in the 2018 GOP Primary election for Precinct 2 on the Williamson County Commissioners Court.

Precinct 2 covers Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill and portions of Austin. The 2018 Republican Primary election will be held on March 6.

Long, who was elected as commissioner for Precinct 2 in 2006, said she wants to continue driving the policies that have resulted in Williamson County receiving high ranks for quality of life and a place to raise a family.

“Population booms can often result in the deterioration of the quality of life in a community,” Long said. “But here in Williamson County, we have added over 180,000 new residents since I was first elected, and our quality of life only continues to improve.”

During her tenure as commissioner, Long said one of her main achievements was leading the effort to eliminate the Freeport Tax on manufacturing business in Williamson County. With the Freeport Tax exemption, goods in transit were exempted from ad valorem taxation.

In a statement released Oct. 2, Long said the county has seen more jobs and a lower property tax rate because of eliminating the Freeport Tax. She also said during her tenure nearly three hundred miles of new roadways as well as safety improvements and further investments in parks funded by voter approved bonds.

“I was elected to get things done – to fight in the trenches and deliver for the families of this community,” Long said. “The commissioner’s court is no place for soundbite politicians who talk a good game, but can’t deliver anything but empty promises. We have serious challenges ahead of us, and we need serious leaders who understand the choices we make today will determine whether or not our children inherit a pro-business, pro-family Williamson County where they want to stay and raise families of their own.”

Long is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. She holds a business degree from Texas A&M University, and she previously owned a consulting firm that advised clients in the airline, manufacturing, and financial services industries on major technology projects.

She and her husband, Donn, moved to Williamson County 30 years ago. Long is a former Cedar Park City Councilwoman, and has served on the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and the Greater Williamson county YMCA board of directors.

More information about Commissioner Cynthia Long can be found on her website at www.cynthialong.com.