Brazos County treasurer drops re-election bid | Local News

Davis said Villarreal is a qualified candidate who has proven his abilities in the treasurer’s office.

“He’s been doing everything he can to learn all about this new software and has been tremendously helpful to the county in moving things forward, so the county will definitely be in good hands,” Davis said.

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Villarreal have said they will continue with their campaign, despite their opponents’ endorsement.

“I always try to go out there and talk to people and attend candidate forums to see if there are any concerns people have and address those concerns,” Villarreal said.

Villarreal was born in San Antonio and graduated from Texas State University with a business degree. After college, Villarreal worked for The First Tee of Greater San Antonio, a non-profit organization that aims to build character in young people through the game of golf.

He moved to Bryan-College Station over three years ago.

He said the software transition at the Treasurer’s Office was difficult, but allowed him to get involved in different aspects of the office.

“We almost had to go back and break it all down to the bare bones, build and review all of our processes to see if they’re the best ones moving forward. Do we need to make changes? Do we need to restructure certain things in the office to be the most efficient? I think it built a good base to take us forward,” Villarreal said.