Putting Gregg County First

Gregg County Judge - Bill Stoudt


Judge Bill Stoudt embodies the principle of responsibility as a civic leader who faces challenges head on without evasion.

Team Builder

Serving on multiple committees and as a county Judge, Bill Stoudt understands the power and necessity of consensus and how achieve it.

Homeland Security

Today’s security climate demands serious attention and Judge Bill Stoudt works closely with all levels of law enforcement.

Open Government

Judge Bill Stoudt believes in government of the people, by the people and for the people, and therefore maintains an open-door policy.

About Judge Bill Stoudt

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt’s record of public service in Gregg County overflows with cards of thanks, newspaper clippings, website prints and recognition programs. Just a few highlights include:

  • Business degree from Georgia State University
  • Married to Suzanne Stoudt, retired Longview ISD teacher
  • Daughter, Cameron, practices equine surgery at Bryan-College Station (2013)
  • Helped revive the Great Texas Balloon Race in 1990
  • Became involved in the Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) 1993, serving as director and as chairman.
  • Served on Longview’s Higher Education Council, bringing in UT Tyler to operate the Longview University Center in 1996
  • One of the founders of Boys and Girls Club of East Texas
  • Trustee of the Centurion Club (which provides financial assistance to families of East Texas police officers killed in the line of duty)
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Longview
  • Fiscal policies reversed Gregg County trends to improve fund balances while reducing taxes by not spending more of the revenues
  • Director (2013) of East Texas Area Council of Boy Scouts
  • Director (2013) East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG)
  • 2011 Longview Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award winner (second time)
  • 2013 Rotary International Citizen of the Year
  • 2014 Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum Award member for continued progress in government accounting transparency
  • Twice Regional Statesman Award recipient from East Texas Council of Governments
  • Junior League of Longview Advisory Board member
  • State of Texas’ Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award” for innovative highway projects