Conservative businessman, veteran, and Atlanta Mayor Travis Ransom announced today that he will be a candidate for Cass County Judge in the upcoming 2022 election cycle. Ransom is a lifelong and 4th generation resident of Cass County.
Cass County will not have an incumbent running next year as Judge Becky Wilbanks announced she will not seek reelection. Ransom will file as a Republican for the March primary. He has served as Mayor of the City of Atlanta since August of 2017. In his time as Mayor, the city reduced the property tax rate, removed over 80 blighted structures, combined departments to save money, ensured a 6-month cash reserve, and reduced per capita debt significantly. Travis fostered a positive economic development climate resulting in strong economic growth in residential, commercial, and industrial segments.
Ransom is a twenty-four-year veteran of the Army Reserve and serves as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major. He has been deployed multiple times in support of peacekeeping and contingency operations around the world. He recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan where he led a formation that included over 400 Soldiers and 87 contractors spread over six countries in the CENTCOM area of responsibility and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.
An active community leader, Ransom serves on the Executive Board of the ARTEX Council of Governments and is a graduate of the Red River Leadership Institute’s inaugural class. He is past president and member of the Atlanta Lions Club where he now serves as zone chair. Ransom has also served on the board at numerous non-profit organizations which positively impact the region. He is a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M Texarkana and a graduate of the US Army Sergeant Major Academy.
In his civilian capacity, Ransom is an independent insurance agent with Offenhauser & Company where he works with business owners on risk mitigation and risk management. Prior to joining Offenhauser, Ransom served as a legislative aide in the Texas State Senate for eleven years. Travis and his wife Emily live in Atlanta, Texas, have three children and attend First Baptist Church.