SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Wednesday that he will not seek another term in office.
Wolff made the announcement during his 2021 State of the County address to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Wolff said he made his decision not to seek another term while reading an article in the Wall Street Journal a few months ago that had a picture of an aging, senior executive being wheeled out on a dolly with a potted plant in his lap.
“I showed that picture to Tracy (his wife), and said, ‘I don’t want to go that way. I want to walk out with my head held high and go when I think I’m at the top of my game,’” Nelson told the attendees.
Wolff said he will serve out the rest of his one year and three months left in his term so that plenty of “good candidates” can have time to make their announcement before the March Primary in 2022.
He was appointed to the position in 2001 and successfully won re-election five times. He has spent 32 years in public office, which include positions as state representative, state senator, city councilman and county judge. He unsuccessfully ran for U.S. representative twice.
Wolff also successfully owned two businesses, Alamo Enterprises and Sun Harvest Farms that he eventually sold.
We will have more on Wolff’s announcement later this afternoon.