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 Midland County Judge


  500 North Loraine St., Ste. 1100
  Midland, TX 79701

  Phone: 432-688-4310
  Fax: 432-688-4988

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County Judge Michael R. Bradford

Mike Bradford assumed the office of Midland County Judge in January 2007 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Midland County. Before that, he served eight years as a Midland County Commissioner for Precinct 2.  He served as the founder and president of the Natural Resources Foundation of Texas and  has his ongoing interest as an oil and gas producer.

Originally from Fort Worth, Judge Bradford came to Midland in the 1970’s to work at First National Bank and has remained in Midland ever since.  He is a graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU) with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (BBA) and Masters Degree (MBA) in Finance.  He is also a graduate of the Bank Marketing School.

Judge Bradford’s varied interests in oil and gas, banking, politics, and education have led him to serve on many boards and commissions over the years.  He includes among his valued achievements an enjoyable two-term tenure as the first President of Leadership Midland, service on the board of HighSky Children’s Ranch, time as the Director of the Texas Lyceum Association, and two terms as the Vice President of the TCU National Alumni Board.  Also, he is the past Chair of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties, which is comprises of the 36 largest counties in Texas, and represents over 90% of the state’s population.  Mike served as the Texas Railroad Commission appointee to Co-Chair the State Energy Policy for independents, as well as a Governor’s appointee to both the Texas Finance Commission and Board of Regents for the University of North Texas System. He was an active member of Proposition 1 Stakeholder Committee. Presently, Bradford serves on the Meadows Foundation’s Midland Mental Health Initiative. Judge Bradford was instrumental in creating the TCU/UNT medical school, the first of its kind.  A former board member, Judge Bradford currently serves as a national advisor to the General Tommy Franks Foundation.
During his tenure as judge, the county has seen many changes for the better. All without creating any debt or raising taxes, Midland has a new courthouse, the Horseshoe complex was built, and, a hit with kids young and old, the Centennial Library was created. Also during his tenure, the county turnover rate has been cut by more than half, reduced the county tax rate by more than 40%, and the county is the strongest financially in its history.
Judge Bradford is most proud of his role as a husband and father. He plays an active role at TCU, where he, his wife, Ann, and his daughters received their degrees. He also enjoys volunteering at Centers for Children and Families. Judge Bradford is an avid sportsman and enjoys fishing almost as much as baseball. ​