Commissioner Bob Willis

Representing Polk County's Conservative Values as Preinct 1 Commissioner Since 2001

As Your Commissioner

Since 2001, Commissioner Willis has been serving his community in a conservative manner, with the taxpayer in mind, remarking that, "I believe we need to make do with what we have and we should not increase taxes because we can". One of his favorite projects was getting the bridge built in Wild Country Lake Estates without spending taxpayer dollars. He worked with the government to gain a grant in order to fund this project.

Currently, Willis is finishing an important project on Mangum Road, and believes it will be complete in the next few weeks. Commissioner Willis has been working hard with the Federal Government to acquire FEMA funding after devastating floods. He recently got the green light and is looking forward to his community getting the funding they need to rebuild, rehab, and move forward. Future projects are planned for Holiday Lakes Estates and Taylor Lakes Estates subdivisions.

Commissioner Willis has a PROVEN track record of being a conservative and efficient public servant. Bob will continue to represent YOU, the voter, if elected to office for another 4 years. He would appreciate your vote at the election, which will take place in 2020. Early Voting is Feb 18th-28th. The final Republican Primary voting date is March 3rd.

Before Commissioner

A lifelong Polk County resident, Commissioner Willis has been married to wife, Julie, for 37 years. They raised their two children in Livingston.

After completing his high school education in Livingston, Bob attended Sam Houston State University where he received his Bachelors in Agricultural Business (1976). Immediately, Commissioner Willis joined the workforce at the Tax Office, where he was employed as Chief Deputy. He continued his career at the Attorney General's Office as an Investigator. Bob has also served Polk County as a Reserve Sheriff's Deputy.

Before his election to Commissioner, Mr. Willis was elected as the Tax Assessor/Collector for Polk County, where he served until 1993.

In his spare time, Commissioner Willis manages his family's ranch, which has been in the Willis Family for over 100 years.

Distinguished Appointments

Commissioner Willis earned the trust of several high ranking Texas officials, which resulted in the following appointments:

  • Board of Tax Professional Examiners - Governor White
  • Texas County and District Retirement System Board - Governor Perry
  • Texas County and District Retirement System Board - Governor Abbott


  • Livingston Lion's Club (Past Member)
  • Livingston Rotary Club (Past Member)
  • Livingston Kiwanis Club (Charter Member)