Fritz Hager for Smith County TX Commissioner
Fritz Hager for Smith County Commissioner

Military Leader

Business Leader

Servant Leader

Fritz Hager endorsed by Texas Right To Life Political Action Committee and Grassroots America
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Republican Fritz Hager for Smith County Commissioner

A Proven Fighter

Fritz Hager for Smith County Commissioner
Fritz Hager Army Veteran

Fighting for

Our Country

Fritz is a decorated veteran. A graduate of West Point, he served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, where he was awarded a Silver Star for valorous action after crossing a minefield outside of Kuwait City to safely evacuate his platoon under enemy fire.

Fritz Hager Pro-Life Republican for Smith County Commissioner

Fighting for

Life

Fritz doesn’t just say he is pro-life—he and his wife have lived it. Sarina and Fritz lost two babies – one at 12 weeks gestation and another at 18 weeks. They held the 18 week baby and can assure you that Joshua was a human and not a mass of tissue. They have also fostered children, which is what inspired his wife to go into family law. Hager Law is now the law firm for Living Alternatives. Life is a gift from God – He alone determines its beginning and end.

Fritz Hager Pro-Life Republican for Smith County Commissioner
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Fighting for

Our Values

Fritz holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Executive Pastor at Bethel Bible Church and as a major in the Texas State Guard where he serves as the Command Chaplain for the 1st Brigade, leading a team of 18 chaplains to provide pastoral care and spiritual support for 800 soldiers.
Fritz is the right man with the right experience to lead this county into the future with the conservative values that make this community great.
Jacob Putman endorsement of Fritz Hager

Jacob Putman

Smith County District Attorney
I worked with Fritz Hager in the Army, the corporate world and here in Tyler over the last 35 plus years. I 100% endorse Fritz Hager for Smith County Commissioner – Precinct 1!
Dave Anderson endorsement of Fritz Hager

Dave Anderson

Speaker, Author, Character Evangelist
Fritz’s military and spiritual service helped guide CampV into the largest Veteran non-profit organization in East Texas. Through his leadership, Smith County will become a Veteran-integrated community built on honor, courage, and initiative.
Susan Campbell endorsement of Fritz Hager

Susan Campbell

Co-Founder, Board Chair of CampV
I have known Fritz Hager for about 15 years. He is a man of integrity and a hard worker. He has been deeply involved in accounting matters and fiscal transparency as the accounting oversight lead at our church. I hope you will join me in financially supporting Fritz and vote for him to become our new Smith County Commissioner (Pct 1).
Tom Prothro endorsement of Fritz Hager

Tom Prothro

Prothro, Wilhelmi, & Co

The Leadership We Need

As Commissioner, Fritz will take his proven record of leadership to address the needs of Smith County.

Fritz Hager for Smith County Commissioner
Smith County Commissioner Precinct 1 Map
Fritz Hager will effectively manage the Smith County budget

Efficiently Manage

The Budget

Fritz knows how to balance a budget and earn returns on investment. The business budgets he managed as a corporate executive were larger than the Smith County budget, and he helped deliver over $400 million in returns back to owners.

As an elected official, Fritz knows how to manage taxpayer resources. During his time on the Tyler ISD School Board, Fritz cut the tax rate by 6% while improving student outcomes.

Fritz Hager's leadership over Tyler Texas school bond projects

Effectively Manage Large

Bond Projects

Smith County voters recently approved a $45 million road bond. Fritz has experience completing large bond projects on time and under budget. Under his leadership, Tyler ISD taxpayers saved $15 million on major school construction projects.

Fritz Hager's leadership over Tyler Texas school bond projects
Fritz Hager supports law enforcement

Support

Law Enforcement

As a veteran, Frits knows firsthand the importance of supporting those on the front lines keeping us safe. He will stand with Sheriff Smith and the entire Smith County law enforcement community to make sure they have the resources they need to protect Smith County.

Fritz Hager will equip Smith County to handle emergency situations

Lead in

Emergency Situations

Smith County must be prepared for emergency situations, whether it is a natural disaster or pandemic. As a Major in the Texas State Guard, Fritz has experience on the front lines and will be ready to provide the guidance Smith County needs when facing unexpected challenges.

Fritz Hager will equip Smith County to handle emergency situations
Republican Fritz Hager for County Commissioner

Provide Strategic

Support & Guidance

In all areas of County government, Fritz will use his wide breadth of experience to provide guidance and support for County officials as they complete their work on behalf of the taxpayers.

I’ve watched Fritz grow into a Godly servant-leader—in his home, as a pastor in my church, as a volunteer chaplain in the Texas State Guard, and now as a leader in our community working to make Smith County even better.
Rick Rogers endorsement of Fritz Hager

Dr. Rick Rogers

Pediatrician
I met Fritz about 10 years ago and know him to be a man of conviction, honor and integrity. His military experience has prepared him to see and prioritize needs and improvements which will be needed as we continue to grow.
Ray McKinney endorsement of Fritz Hager

Ray McKinney

President, The Genecov Group

I have known Fritz for over 15 years and have enjoyed working with him on projects throughout our community. I hope you will join me in supporting Fritz Hager for county commissioner.

Kevin Eltife endorsement of Fritz Hager

Kevin Eltife

Former Texas State Senator
I met Fritz about five years ago when we both participated in a year-long advanced training for the respective school boards we served. His diverse background in business, community, and military will benefit Pct 1 and Smith County.
Jon Jacobs endorsement of Fritz Hager

Jon Jacobs

Founder of Eagle Home Loans

Fritz Hager’s Story

Fritz Hager for Smith County Commissioner
Fritz Hager's military education and experience

His Service in the

U.S. Army

A native Texan, Fritz Hager received a senatorial appointment to the United States Military Academy after his graduation from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler. He graduated West Point in 1989 with a B.S. in International Relations. After receiving a commission as an armor officer, Hager was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas as a tank platoon leader. While deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Hager’s Tiger Brigade was attached to the US Marines and participated in the liberation of Kuwait. In addition to bringing all of his 15 soldiers home safely, he was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s 3rd highest award for valor, for “gallantry in action” in a minefield near the Al Mutla Ridge outside of Kuwait City, during its liberation.

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His Career in

Corporate Leadership

Hager left active duty in 1992 and began his business career. After a successful tenure as a sales representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, he served in a series of executive positions of increasing responsibility at NSG Corporation, a leading supplier of spirit supplies to schools, including CEO and Vice Chairman. During his tenure as CEO, NSG grew rapidly to over $70 million in revenue, completed a financial turnaround, and was successfully sold to a leading private equity group, generating a ten-fold return on investment. Hager served as Vice Chairman and Director until its sale in 2004.

From 2001 to 2007 Fritz served in a series of executive positions of increasing responsibility at Voyager Expanded Learning, a leading provider of curriculum and consulting services to public school districts. During his tenure, Voyager grew from $30 million to over $100 million in revenue and was sold to ProQuest Company for $340 million in 2005. In 2008 and 2009, Hager served as Executive Vice President of SCS Frigette, a leading manufacturer of mobile air conditioning systems for the military and recreational vehicle industries.

Fritz Hager for Smith County Texas Commissioner
Fritz Hager's leadership experience in the local church

His Call to

Pastoral Ministry

Hager answered a call into ministry in 2009, and currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Bethel Bible Church in Tyler where he is responsible for church operations and finance for a growing church. He graduated with High Honors from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology in 2015. During his service at Bethel the church has grown dramatically – going from one to five campuses, tripling giving, and opening the Foundry Coffeehouse in downtown Tyler.

Fritz Hager's service on Tyler ISD School Board

His Service on the

Tyler ISD School Board

Fritz served on the Tyler ISD school board as trustee from 2015 to 2021. During his service, the board twice voted to lower the tax rate, resulting in a 6% reduction. During his time on the board, Tyler ISD improved dramatically – raising performance to move from 11 to zero schools classified as “In Need of Improvement,” securing release from federal court oversight in a 45-year desegregation case, and completing major school construction projects on time and under budget, saving taxpayers $15 million.

After winning re-election in 2016 with over 80% of the vote, Fritz was elected by his fellow board members to serve as president of the Tyler ISD board in 2017-2019. He won re-election again in 2019, and served as chair of the Audit Committee and on the Tyler ISD Foundation Board. He left the school board to attend law school at UNT Dallas College of Law.

Fritz Hager's service on Tyler ISD School Board
Marilyn and I are delighted to support Fritz Hager for the office of Smith County Commissioner. Serving others has been Fritz’s way of life locally and nationally. He has given so much of himself serving in the military, in addition to serving locally.
Jamal Moharer endorsement of Fritz Hager

Jamal & Marilyn Moharer

NDMJ Transportation
Over the past 30 years, I have known Fritz as a cadet at West Point, tank platoon leader, decorated combat veteran, Brigade Chaplain in the Texas State Guard, pastor, and friend. I could not be more honored to endorse him, which I most enthusiastically do.
Tom Perkins endorsement of Fritz Hager

Tom Perkins

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Every community needs servant, principled leaders with top-notch character to serve in local positions. My friend, Fritz, is that kind of man. I’m honored to wholeheartedly and enthusiastically endorse him in this campaign. He’ll step up to the challenge and make us proud.

Fritz Hager endorsement by Kevin East of The Mentoring Alliance

Kevin East

President, CEO, and Mentor, The Mentoring Alliance

I worked closely with Fritz during his years of service as trustee for Tyler ISD. In every issue we focused on, Fritz was determined to do what’s best for students. In fact, I’m not sure I have worked with a better leader than Fritz. Smith County will be well served by electing him to the position of County Commissioner.

Fritz Hager endorsement by Keven Ellis of the Texas State Board of Education

Keven Ellis

Chair, Texas State Board of Education

Fritz Hager's service in the Texas State Guard

His Service in the

Texas State Guard

Hager is a major in the Texas State Guard where he serves as the Command Chaplain for the 1st Brigade, leading a team of 18 chaplains to provide pastoral care and spiritual support for 800 soldiers. He earned the Basic Military Emergency Management Specialist certification and has deployed in response to Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Imelda, COVID, and Hurricane Laura. Hager has been awarded the Texas Medal of Merit, the Adjutant General’s Individual Achievement Award (twice), and the Texas Humanitarian Service Medal.
Fritz Hager's family values

His Joy in His

Home Life

Fritz lives in Flint with his wife of almost 30 years, Sarina, and their six children, ages 12 to 23 years. His oldest son served in the Texas National Guard as a paratrooper and currently attends the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fritz III is a contestant on American Idol, Season 20, which airs in February 2022. Two of his sons work and attend TJC, and the youngest two attend Tyler ISD schools. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

Republican Primary Election

Election Day — Tuesday, March 1
March 1 Vote Centers — Open 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Fritz Hager for Smith County Commissioner

Early Voting

Locations

Main Location (The HUB)

304 E. Ferguson St., Tyler, TX 75702

Heritage Building

1900 Bellwood Rd., Tyler, TX 75701

Lindale Masonic Lodge

200 W. Margaret St., Lindale, TX 75771

Noonday Community Center

16662 CR 196, Tyler, TX 75703

Whitehouse United Methodist Church

405 W. Main St., Whitehouse, TX 75791

Early Voting

Dates & Hours

Mon. - Fri., February 14-18

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sat., February 19

7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sun., February 20

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tue. - Fri., February 22-25

7:00 am – 7:00 pm