Michael Durant announces bid for Bastrop County Precinct 4 commissioner Posted in: News Longtime small business owner Michael Durant is running for a seat on the Bastrop County Commission, Precinct 4, as a pro-business, pro-gun rights advocate who is focused on enhancing the quality of life throughout the community that he and his family call home.“We have tremendous opportunities on the horizon with Tesla and Samsung, among other industry giants, announcing moves to the area,” Durant said. “The tens of thousands of new jobs they will bring have the potential to drive our economy in unprecedented ways. However, it is important to also remember that there comes a time when more is not ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!