County Commissioner Joe Jaynes has announced that he is joining the Collin County law firm of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose PLLC.
Located in McKinney, Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose PLLC represents individuals and businesses throughout the Collin County area in family law, criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning and employment law, as well as civil litigation matters. The firm’s website is www.mckinneylaw.com.
Jaynes said that two of his major goals coming into office were the expansion of SH 121 and US 75. “SH 121 is completed and the contract for US 75 has been awarded and will begin this fall,” Jaynes said.
Jaynes also listed other major accomplishments during his tenure, “We have one of the lowest county tax rates, AAA bond rating, a year’s worth of reserves, three bond elections while lowering taxes, while at the same time we have over $2 billion worth of road construction underway and a new courthouse.”
However, Jaynes says he is most proud of two things: the aggressive preservation of open space throughout the county and increased funding to the county’s volunteer fire departments.
“The men and women who serve in the volunteer fire departments are true heroes. Setting up the scholarship fund so they would not have to pay for their own training was one of the best things we ever did,” Jaynes stated. “It really increased their efficiency and performance.”
Collin County’s voters support for the preservation of open space was another major issue near and dear to Jaynes’ heart, “It’s a quality of life issue. Over the last fifteen years we were able to partner with cities and non-profits in saving over 300 acres of future parkland, but that is miniscule compared to the number of acres developed, so this is still a very important issue as development begins to pick up.”
According to Gregg Gibbs of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, “We are indeed fortunate to have someone of Joe’s caliber to come on board. When people think of Collin County they think of Joe Jaynes. With Joe’s experience and work ethic when people think of legal representation they will think of Joe Jaynes.”
Commissioner Jaynes was elected in 1996 and reelected three times with overwhelming majorities. Jaynes also represents Collin County on the Regional Transportation Council which determines which transportation projects will receive state and federal funding. He will serve until the end of his current term but will not seek reelection as county commissioner in 2012.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time serving the citizens of Collin County, sixteen years is a quite a run.” Jaynes stated. He also said that he would not rule out politics in the future, “I would like the opportunity to serve again.”
When asked if he will miss being County Commissioner, Jaynes replied, “There might be a bit of withdrawal but at the same time I’m excited about the future and look forward to providing both quality and affordable legal services to the citizens of Collin County and beyond.”