SAN ANGELO, TX – Michelle DeRusso has thrown her hat into the ring as a candidate for Tom Green County Commissioner PCT.1 in the upcoming March Republican Primary.
DeRusso, a third-generation Tom Green County resident, boasts 47 years of local roots, with 18 of those spent specifically in precinct one. Born and raised in Wall, TX, she graduated from Wall ISD before pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting at Angelo State.
Expressing her motivation to give back to the community, DeRusso emphasized her desire to utilize her skills for the benefit of all Tom Green County residents, particularly those in precinct one.
“I felt like it was time for me to give back,” she said. “To put my attributes of what I'm good at, to work for all the residents of Tom Green County and specifically precinct one.”
DeRusso, a self-described "family person" and "religious person," credits her faith as a guiding force in her decision to enter public service. She has one daughter currently in college.
Early voting for the March Republican Primary is set to commence on Feb. 20.
You can watch her interview with San Angelo LIVE! here.
San Angelo LIVE! is hosting a special livestream event on Monday, Feb. 12, featuring candidates for Tom Green County positions running in the March 5 Republican Primary Election. The evening concludes with an in-depth conversation between State Rep. Drew Darby and San Angelo LIVE! Publisher Joe Hyde.
The Forum and Conversation is scheduled for the Sugg Community Room at the Stephens Central Library, 33 W Beauregard Ave. starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited, but seating is limited.
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