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Experience That Counts.

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A Law Enforcement Officer.

Steve began his journey in public service when he joined the ranks of the Houston Police Department.  Initially assigned to patrol, he proved himself an exceptionally capable officer and it was here that his leadership qualities were first recognized.  Rising quickly in the department, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in only 5 years and would serve as an HPD officer for a total of 11 years.

Steve Radack’s days as a peace officer were not over. He was elected as the Constable of Harris County Pct. 5 in 1984.  Inheriting the second largest Constable’s agency in the State of Texas would have been challenging on its own, but Steve was stepping into the leader role of a department mired in controversy and corruption.  He served as Constable for only one term, but in that time, he changed the course of the department, restoring it to one of the most professional and respected agencies in the state.  This transformation not only regained the public’s trust, but it laid the foundation that Precinct 5 continues to build on today.

Former Harris County Precinct
Three Commissioner.

As the Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner for 32 years, Steve made significant contributions to the community:

  • Expanded the park system from 9 to over 60 parks, covering 15,000 acres with 68 miles of hike and bike trails.

  • Established two state-of-the-art Senior Education Centers.

  • Managed 8 Community Centers and maintained over 1,800 miles of roads and 5 miles of bridges across a 453-square-mile area.

  • Led a staff of more than 300 employees and oversaw Precinct 3 assets valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Served as one of the five court members responsible for setting tax rates for Harris County, the Flood Control District, the Port of Houston, and Harris Health Hospital District.

  • Managed a county budget of $4 billion annually.

Steve was also pivotal in shaping Harris County's governance policies, earning a high AAA Bond Rating. He was involved in bond elections, property acquisition for parks and annexes, and oversaw emergency responses during floods, ice storms, tornadoes, and environmental crises. He collaborated with department heads, testified in court and at the State Legislature, and liaised with local, state, and federal authorities on behalf of the County.

Furthermore, Steve championed park safety in Precinct 3 by establishing safety standards and rules that prioritized everyone's well-being. He ensured the parks were patrolled by local law enforcement.

A Community Leader.

In 2003, Steve was appointed to serve as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS) where he was one of 9 Board Members overseeing a retirement system of assets exceeding $8 billion; Steve served on TCDRS for 13 years.


He also served as Vice-Chair and then Chairman of the Harris County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and on the County Purchasing Committee as 1 of 5 members comprised of County Commissioners and District Court Judges. He additionally served as Harris County’s Representative on the City of Houston Planning Commission and the Transportation Policy Council of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. This strong community leadership led to him being elected to 8 consecutive terms in office as County Commissioner.

Steve has contributed his time and resources to the American Diabetes Association, The University of St. Thomas, and Texas Our Texas Foundation.  He has served as District Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America—Mustang District, and has supported and continues to support numerous local and national charities.

A Community Volunteer.

Steve Radack

A Private

Steve possessed the traits necessary for a public official even before entering public service. Steve was a successful businessman, owning Radack's Ceiling Fans and Fixtures, which had nine retail locations across Texas and Oklahoma. Additionally, he was a franchisee owner of Famous Amos Cookies Stores.

A Family Man.

Steve and Sherry have 4 sons and 6 grandchildren.  They are members of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

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