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Ben Zeller

Victoria County Judge

101 N Bridge Street, Suite 102

Victoria, TX 77901

361-575-4558

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Shannon Spree

Chief of Staff

101 N Bridge Street, Suite 102

Victoria, TX 77901

361-575-4558

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About Ben Zeller

Ben Zeller is an 8th-generation Texan whose deep roots in The Lone Star state date back to Stephen F. Austin’s "Old 300" settlers.

Ben graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and later earned an MBA from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He worked in the financial sector for several years at Wells Fargo Bank and Texas Dow Employees Credit Union (TDECU). While working at TDECU as a Senior Loan Officer, Ben ran for Victoria County Judge and was elected in November of 2014 as one of the youngest County Judges in Texas.

Ben has been passionate about public policy since his teen years and is the President of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas. He was chosen by the University of Houston – Victoria as their 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year for outstanding professional accomplishments. He was also chosen by Texas A&M University-San Antonio in 2018 as the recipient of their inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award based on professional accomplishments and reputation.

He currently serves on the boards of the Texas I-69 Alliance, Victoria Economic Development Corporation, and as an ex officio member of the Citizens Medical Center Board of Managers, among others. He is also a member of the Governor's Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response and the Victoria Rotary Club. He previously served as President of the South Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, a board member of the Texas Association of Counties, a mentor in VISD’s high schools, and as an elected member of the State Republican Executive Committee.

An avid sportsman, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time on his family’s ranch. Ben and his wife Jamie, a former VISD high-school teacher, have been married since 2008. They have three young children and are active members of Parkway Church in Victoria.


County Judge Duties: 
  • Serves as the presiding officer of the Commissioners' Court
  • Serves as budget officer for the County
  • Serves as head of emergency management
  • Represents the County in many other administrative functions.