My name is Andrea Griggs, and I want to work for you! I will be running in the Republican Primary for the Hopkins County Treasurer’s office. I was born in Longview, Texas, and moved to Hopkins County over 36 years ago. My parents are Doug & Peggy Williams, who recently moved from the Nelta Community to Sulphur Springs, and own Aero Space Aluminum Products, Inc. I am blessed to share my life with my husband, Mitch Griggs, and together we have 2 children. Mitch is a graduate of Sulphur Springs ISD and served as a police officer for over 17 years, including 13 of those years at Sulphur Springs Police Department. He is now the Worship Pastor at our church home, The Way Bible Church. His parents are Sharon Griggs and the late Howard Griggs, longtime residents of Hopkins County. His grandparents are the late H.C. “Pop” and Sybil “Memaw” Griggs, residents of Hopkins County their entire lives. Our daughter is Tara Holly, and her husband Blake Holly, graduates of Sulphur Bluff and Sulphur Springs ISDs and later, Texas Tech University. Our son, Price Griggs, is entering his freshman year at Sulphur Springs High School and is very active in soccer, cross country and church.
I attended school at Sulphur Bluff ISD, later entering the military where I was a diesel mechanic in the Army National Guard. While in the military, I attended the police academy and received a Peace Officer license and later a Paramedic certification. I served in the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Deputy and worked at Hopkins County EMS as a paramedic for several years. For many years I worked at Aero Space Aluminum Products helping to manage all aspects of the office & production including accounting, purchasing, scheduling, sales, payroll, human resources, compliance and quality control. I have also worked at Priefert Manufacturing in Mount Pleasant in their accounting department, managing accounts payable, receivables, 401K retirement plans and payroll for multiple entities there. Currently I am employed at Alliance Bank as a Mortgage Loan Processor.
I am excited to serve the citizens of Hopkins County once elected to the Treasurer’s Office. I will be a working Treasurer, performing all the duties that normally fall in the full scope of the Treasurer’s responsibilities. I also hope to assist in the duties of other County offices that may need help with their numerous responsibilities. I am very thankful to call Hopkins County my home. I look forward to assisting in the growth of our county and to help us to operate more efficiently. I am a team player and I want to continue to serve our community using my experience, attention to detail, organization, integrity, strong work ethic and honesty. I am eager to meet all of you and to fulfill the role as a hard working Treasurer for our community!