“I strongly believe government officials should operate their offices with a conservative business minded approach. When I took office in 2013, I made it my mission to transform my court into the most efficient and fiscally conservative office in Texas,” Gravell said. “Saying you are a conservative is one thing. Actually governing like one is another. We need a true conservative business-minded leader who does not have a record of raising taxes year after year. It’s time we focus on needs, not wants, and actually cut wasteful spending. That is exactly what I will do as your next County Judge.”
Since taking office in 2013, Gravell and his staff have won several state and national awards for their conservative efforts. In 2013, his office received the award for "Collection Improvement Program of the Year in Texas". In 2015, they were chosen for Tyler Technologies' national “Public Sector Excellence Award”. In 2015, the JP3 office was the first court in Texas to receive the national "Innovation in Business Process in America" award for contributions to the judiciary in technology and court business processes.
In 2015, Gravell was appointed to the Texas Judicial Council by Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and later that year was selected “Judge of the Year” in Central Texas. In 2016, Gravell was chosen to be one of 24 county elected officials to attend the Texas Association of Counties leadership school in Texas. From 2016-2017, Gravell served on the teaching faculty for Judges in Texas. In 2017, he was one of 15 Judges chosen in America to attend the National Judicial College for specialty training in the area of Judicial Coaching and Mentoring. Gravell also serves as chairman of the Data Committee for the Office of Court Administration and the Criminal Justice Committee.
In 2017, Gravell was nominated by the Chief Justice of Texas and voted “2017 Judge of the Year in Texas”.
Gravell concluded, “I am a lifelong conservative Republican and resident of Williamson County. We are one of the fastest growing counties in America and I know the importance of keeping our county safe and strong. We must lower our taxes to offset skyrocketing property appraisals and get a handle on our spiraling $1.3 billion debt. Williamson County has a reputation for keeping our families safe and we must make our public safety professionals a priority. And finally, we must improve our infrastructure and mobility to keep Williamson County moving. I look forward to continue serving you and ask for your support and vote in the Republican Primary on March 6, 2018.”
Gravell is a graduate of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. He and his wife, Jill live in the Jarrell Community and they are active members of River Rock Bible Church in Georgetown. They have two adult children and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.