Uris Roberson, Jr.
“Responsible, Reliable, & the Right Man”
Uris Roberson grew up and went to school in East Texas, graduating from Winona Industrial High School, Winona, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Texas College in Tyler, and did graduate work at Prairie View A & M University. He received his Peace Corp training at Columbia University in New York City and Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Further graduate work was done at Abilene Christian University in Abilene and North Harris County Community College in Kingwood, Texas.
As an educator he spent two years in Tanzania, East Africa in the U.S. Peace Corp, worked in the Houston ISD and the Mineola ISD. He has worked in programs such as Youth Opportunities Unlimited at Prairie View A&M University, Student Support Services and Upward Bound at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, and taught GED classes through the Palacios County Probation Department in Cleveland, Texas.
In addition, he has owned two businesses: Roberson Barber Shop in Mineola and Malaika Child Development Center in Houston.
He is also dedicated to the welfare of area youth. “I am very passionate about rehabilitation and training of young people who are troubled. As foster parents to 17 foster children, my wife and I have seen the tremendous need to address issues related to dysfunctional families and troubled youth, young men and women needing more counseling and guidance, even as young adults. The residents of Wood County should be afforded the opportunity for extensive training in vocational skills, trades, undergraduate education and graduate work which directly affects family.”
He said his supervisory experiences as laboratory assistant at Prairie View A & M University and supervisory of research and developments at Continent Carbon Company in Houston have given him the essential leadership skills needed for the county judge position.”
In addition to working as an educator, Roberson has been a minister of the Church of Christ for 30 years, and both have given him the knowledge and expertise to handle appropriately, judiciously, and prudently the wide variety of functions that are performed by the county judge.
Roberson has been married for over 46 years to his college sweetheart. They have three daughters, two sons-in-laws, and three grandsons.
“As the Wood County judge I will be adamant about searching for businesses, job opportunities for displaced workers, and additional tax abatements for seniors and retirees," he says on his Web site. "My experiences over the past years have given me the wisdom and insight to use all resources in the county to help expand present businesses, solicit new businesses and encourage retirees to relocate here. These things can be done by revamping our present tax system, centralizing county services, improving law enforcement capacities, extend counseling programs, centralizing duplicated services, and offering tax abatements to businesses and retirees.
“I would appreciate an opportunity to serve as your next county judge” Roberson says. “I will administer justice, service, and loyalty to you and your families."
To see Roberson's full resume and platform, visit his Web site.