Galveston County Elected Officials

2022 Republican Officials – State and Federal

County-Judge-Mark Henry

Galveston County Judge
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry
(409) 766-2244

Judge Henry is the father of five children. Adults Austin, Taylor, Jessica, and two and a half year old twin girls, Brinkley and Hartley. He is a commercial pilot, motorcycle rider, and family man. When he’s not being County Judge or running one of his businesses, Judge Henry prefers being home with his twin girls and wife Amy.

Darrell Apffel Commissioner, Precinct 1

Commissioner, Precinct 1
Galveston County Commissioner Darrell Apffel
(409) 770-5474

Darrell A. Apffel was born on April 16, 1963 in Galveston, Texas to Ervin A. Apffel, Jr. and Christine Matthews Apffel.  He was raised in Galveston County with his siblings, Ervin A. “Trey” Apffel, III., Jeannie Apffel Guarino, Pam Apffel Del Papa, Pat Apffel Whittington, and Christi Apffel Landry.

Joe Giusti Commissioner Precinct 2

Commissioner, Precinct 2
Galveston County Commissioner Joe Giusti
(409) 770-5475

Stephen Holmes Commissioner Precinct 3

Commissioner, Precinct 3
Galveston County Commissioner Stephen Holmes
(409) 770-5806

Commissioner Holmes has been an advocate for improving the quality of life for Precinct Three through expanded access to healthcare, park improvements, community centers and senior citizen programs.  He has become a driving force in serving not only his precinct, but also his all of Galveston County.

Robin Armstrong

Commissioner, Precinct 4
Dr. Robin Armstrong
(832) 578-6634

Dr. Robin Armstrong has always worked to be a servant leader throughout his life. He has been married to Martha Armstrong for 24 years and has four sons, Daniel, Gabriel, Joshua, and Noah. Robin was born in Texas City, Texas and attended La Marque High School where he graduated in 1987. Robin played football on a state championship runner-up team and ran track and field in high school. He attended Texas A&M University and earned a degree in microbiology in 1991.

Robin returned home after college and attended medical school and completed residency at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Robin and Martha met in medical school where they were gross anatomy partners. They dated in medical school and were married December 13, 1997. 5 1/2 years later they gave birth to their son Daniel, and eventually had three more sons.

Robin is a man of deep faith and his faith directs his values and beliefs. He believes that all men and women have an eternal flaw, are loved by God, and saved by grace. His motivation to serve is moved by this motivation. He has served on two missionary journeys to Africa, has been to Nicaragua on a medical missions and has been involved in his local church for many years to present.

Robin practices medicine in his home town and is an owner of Armstrong Medical Group which is a group of hospital and nursing home physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Our largest hospital based practice is at the hospital where Robin was born. Robin has been involved at all levels of hospital leadership including on the Board of Directors of the hospital, President of the Medical Staff, Chief of Staff, Chair of Internal Medicine.

Robin has been involved politically as well, serving locally as a precinct chair while in his medical residency. He has served as an election judge, a city chair, as an executive committee member of the Republican Party of Texas (SREC), and as Vice Chair of the Republican Party of Texas. In June 2012 he was elected to the Republican National Committee (RNC) as Texas’ National Committeeman, where he serves today as Vice Chair of the Southern Region of the RNC, Rules Committee member, and on the Faith Advisory Board of the RNC.

Robin also currently serves on the Finance Commission of Texas where he was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott on April 2, 2019. The Finance Commission is the state regulatory agency for the banking industry and savings and loan industry.

Dr. Armstrong has been a frequent guest on One America News Network and NEWSMAX television. He has been on radio programs all over the United States including major media markets of Houston, New York City, Las Vegas, and many others. He has appearances on Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Show, the Glen Beck Radio Program, and the Ron Paul Podcast show. Dr. Armstrong has been featured in national publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, and USA Today. He was featured for his successful treatment of 38 COVID-19 patients at one of his nursing facilities where he serves as medical director. Robin has been on healthcare panels with President Trump in attendance at the Whitehouse and recently participated with President Trump on a panel named “Transition to Greatness”.

Robin Armstrong, MD
Finance Commission of Texas
Vice Chair Southern Region RNC
Texas Republican National Committeeman


405th District Court Judge
Judge Jared Robinson
(409) 765-2688

District Clerk John KinardDistrict Clerk
John Kinard
(409) 766-2424

John Kinard has over three decades of experience in the Justice System as a police officer, attorney, FBI Agent and Galveston County District Clerk. He has an accounting degree from the, University of Texas at Arlington and a law degree from SMU Law School. John has been a member of the Texas State Bar since 1982 and is also a member of the Galveston County Bar.

John has been married to his wife Chris for 31 years. They have three children and one grandson who all live in Galveston County.

Dwight Sullivan County ClerkCounty Clerk
Dwight D. Sullivan
(409) 766-2200

Dwight Sullivan was elected to the position of Galveston County Clerk in 2010 and took office in 2011. Prior to his election, he served as the Assistant County Treasurer for Galveston County for over 9 years. Dwight lives in League City with his wife Misty and their four children; Chloe, Alexis, Veronica and Andrew.

Sheriff Henry TrochessetCounty Sheriff
Henry Trochesset
(409) 766-2301

Henry was born in Galveston, Texas and is a lifelong resident of Galveston County. He began his law enforcement career with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office in 1983.  While working as a jailer, Henry attended the Police Academy at night to earn his Peace Officers Certification. Henry held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Major over multiple divisions in the Sheriff’s Office before being elected Sheriff.

County Treasurer Kevin WalshCounty Treasurer
Kevin C. Walsh, CPA

Mission Statement: To keep an account of receipts and expenditures of all money that the Treasurer receives by virtue of the office and all debts due to and owed by the County.  The County Treasurer and the treasurer’s staff also maintains accurate detailed accounts of all transactions of the treasurer’s office. The County Treasurer also invests county funds, immediately to meet monthly obligations.

Jack Roady District Attorney

District Attorney
Jack Roady, Criminal District Attorney
(409) 766-2355

Jack Roady was first elected Galveston County Criminal District Attorney in 2010, and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2014.  Before that, Jack served as a trial and appellate prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston for ten years.

Jack has served on the board of directors for the Texas District & County Attorneys Association and is an appointed member of the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit.  In 2016, he was named Prosecutor of the Year by the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section.

Cheryl Johnson Tax Accessory-CollectorTax Accessor-Collector
Cheryl E. Johnson Tax Accessor-Collector
(409) 766-2260

Cheryl Johnson has served as Galveston County “Cut Tax” Assessor/Collector with passion and commitment, participating in efforts to bring about meaningful property tax relief over the last 22 years. She stood beside Americans for Prosperity Texas Director, Peggy Venable, in opposition to taxpayer funded lobbying that involved the powerful, nearly untouchable Texas Association of Counties as well as worked to change many Texas laws that benefit Texas property owners and voters.


Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 (previously JP Precincts 5 & 7)
The Honorable Gregory Rikard
(281) 316-8804

County-of-Galveston-logoJustice of the Peace, Precinct 2 (previously JP Precincts 1 & 4)
The Honorable Michael Nelson
(409) 925-8921

County-of-Galveston-logoJustice of the Peace, Precinct 3 (previously JP Precincts 2, 3, & 6)
The Honorable Billy A. Williams Jr.
(409) 770-5455

County-of-Galveston-logoJustice of the Peace, Precinct 4 (previously JP Precincts 8-1 & 8-2)
The Honorable Kathleen McCumber
281) 316-8716