(CAMERON) The Milam County Republican Party has selected their candidate for commissioner. 

The Milam GOP Executive Committee met Tuesday and selected Richard "Opey" Watkins to run on the November ballot for Precinct 1 Commissioner. Watkins, 60, is currently serving on an interim basis. He was among 3 people vying for placement on the November ballot. 

The Pct. 1 post came available when former Commissioner Tank Balch had to resign following allegations he used county equipment and personnel to aid a local church.  

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