A letter from the County Judge and candidate, Paul Pape: 

Dear citizens of Bastrop County, 

Serving you as Bastrop County Judge is an honor. A year ago, you elected me to this office.  I'm completing the last two years of what is normally a four year term.  I'd like to continue working for you.

I am giving it my very best.  Working with many fine folks at the County, we have made significant progress this year.  Yet, the challenges and opportunities facing Bastrop County are great. Tough choices lie ahead. 

In facing these challenges, we are finding ways to be more efficient, more productive, and more resourceful in meeting the needs of our community. 

These challenges call for strong leadership, a commitment to teamwork, and the courage and integrity to get things done for Bastrop County. Through perseverance, resourcefulness, and hard work, we are becoming a stronger county. 

My leadership experience and devotion to Bastrop County make me the right person to continue this job.

Bastrop County needs to keep a dedicated public servant as its leader.  Being your chief administrative officer – County Judge – is a full-time job.  You deserve nothing less. 

Let me continue working for the good of all of Bastrop County.  I humbly ask for your support and your vote in this important 2014 election.

Sincerely,

Paul Pape 

Bastrop County Judge