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Ryder announces plans to run for commissioner seat

Rod Ryder, rural Cache, has announced he is a candidate for the Comanche County District 3 commissioner seat.

Ryder said his goal is to maintain the forward momentum that has been created in the last eight years under incumbent western district commissioner Don Hawthorne, who did not seek re-election. Ryder said Hawthorne has been successful across the board as commissioner, in activities such obtaining federal and state funding for infrastructure repairs in the county, and he plans to continue those efforts.

He said he also wants to impose a "checks and balances" system to ensure county taxpayers know exactly where their tax dollars are going.

Ryder said his familiarity with Comanche County and his rural agricultural background will serve him well as county commissioner.

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