We did it. Thank you.

We did it.

I am truly honored by the trust and support you have put in me. would like to thank my family, especially my wife Chappell and daughter Natasha, our friends and donors, and especially all of the volunteers that were part of this campaign. Without your help this would not have been possible. I sincerely appreciate all the support I received and pledge to serve all the people of Bell County.

This campaign was as much yours as it was mine. I couldn't have reached all the voters in our district alone and I wouldn't have the financial support to run a strong campaign without you. You own a piece of this victory. Thank you, for all that you did to make this historic win possible.

It will be the honor of a lifetime to represent you on the Commissioners' Court and I hope I'll make you proud. I look forward to working with Judge Blackburn and my fellow Commissioners to maintain and improve services and the safety of our communities for all our citizens, and their families, who proudly call Bell County their home. Working together we will make life better!

Working with you to make our families strong,

John L. Driver, Sr.

Bell County Commissioner-Elect, Pct. 4

In the News: Driver makes history with Commissioners Court win

In the News: Driver makes history with Commissioners Court win

Tuesday marked a historic moment for Bell County government.

Precinct 4 Commissioner-elect John Driver became the first African-American ever elected to the Bell County Commissioners Court, and he is the first Democrat elected to that body in 20 years.

In the News: Driver defeats Fisher in Commissioners Court race

In the News: Driver defeats Fisher in Commissioners Court race

BELTON — Democrat John Driver on Tuesday easily defeated Republican incumbent John Fisher for the Precinct 4 seat on the Bell County Commissioners Court.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Driver won 61 percent to Fisher’s 39 percent, ending the GOP’s one-party rule of the Commissioners Court.

In the News: A Blue Island?

In the News: A Blue Island?

"When asked about the potential historic nature of his election, Driver said, “It doesn’t mean jack.”

“I’m another person. Whether we’re Republican, Democrat or Independent we all put our pants on the same way,” the Army veteran said. “I work for the people. If being a Democrat has some significance on the Commissioners Court, please tell me. I don’t look at that. I look at the person.”

If recent elections are an indicator, Driver may have a shot at flipping this seat.

Much of Precinct 4 — which includes most of Killeen and southwest Bell County — is a Democratic stronghold.

Killeen, the precinct’s anchor city, is a blue island in Republican-dominated Bell County. Democrat Hillary Clinton won 14 of the voting precincts in the Killeen area during the 2016 presidential election."

In the News: Driver wins Democratic Pct. 4 Commissioner Nomination

In the News: Driver wins Democratic Pct. 4 Commissioner Nomination

"John Driver defeated Louie Minor with 54 percent of the vote Tuesday in the race to determine the Democratic candidate for Bell County Precinct 4 Commissioner.

Republican incumbent John Fisher was unopposed on the GOP ticket.

Driver logged a 30-year career in the military before retiring to work for Fort Hood Family Housing. He was unavailable for comment by press time.

Also a veteran, Louie Minor was raised in Belton now lives in Killeen where he runs his family’s construction business.

Driver recorded 839 votes to Minor’s 711. After early voting results showed Driver polling at 60 percent, Minor realized he faced an uphill climb."

Read the full article by Cody Weems in the Temple Daily Telegram.