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Candidates for DeWitt County Republican primaryJustice of the Peace Precinct 2

By Victoria Advocate
Jan. 18, 2014 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated Jan. 17, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.


Editor's Note: To help voters learn more about the candidates, the Advocate is printing profiles in contested races in the March 4 Democratic and Republican parties primaries. Sunday's profile spotlight candidates for the Republican Party nomination for DeWitt County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. The winner will not have a Democratic Party opponent in the Nov. 4 general election.

• Name: George W. (Bill) Robinson

• Age: 70

• City/county of residence Yorktown/DeWitt

• Occupation: Justice of the peace, Precinct 2

• Political party: Republican

• Office Seeking: Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, DeWitt County

Why do you want to serve in this position?

I want to continue serving in the position I have held for these past 19 years. I feel because of my experience and dedication as justice of the peace, I'm able to listen to both sides and make a decision based on the facts presented without prejudice so that justice is best served. Over the years, I have realized you need to approach each situation on its own merit.

What qualifies you to serve in this office?

When I was first elected, I was responsible for setting up the office for Precinct 2 there hadn't been one until before my election. During the past 19 years I have attended over 1,200 hours of training with Judicial Personnel at Texas State University, TMECE and Justice Court Center in both criminal and civil procedures. More than 25,000 criminal cases and more than 1,100 civil case including evictions have been filed in JP Precinct 2 Court. Conducted over 500 inquests. I have maintained a good working relationship with the DA's office, county attorney and other officials within the county.

If elected, how will you go about effectively serving your constituents?

I have made it a practice to be in the office at 6:30 in the morning and have made it a priority to be available to those needing help not only during the day but also in the evenings and on weekends. I have an emergency cellphone number on the answer machine, so I can be contacted in case of an emergency. I have a good working relationship with Judge (Peggy) Mayer, and we work together to ensure there is coverage in the county at all times in case one of us is needed.

Phone number, address, email address or website where people can contact you for more information. • Phone: 361-564-8003

• Address: 828 E. Main St, Yorktown, Texas 78164

• Email: judge.robinson@sbcglobal.net

• Name: Brian Carson

• Age: 50

• City/county of residence: Cuero, DeWitt

• Occupation: Crew Foreman

• Political party: Republican

• Office Seeking: Justice of the peace, Precinct 2

Why do you want to serve in this position?

After 32 years of service to our community through GVEC, I have decided to take a different path in which I can continue to improve our community in DeWitt County. I will retire from my job at GVEC and dedicate myself full time to my duties. I believe that serving as your justice of the peace will be a privilege. If elected, I would have a new and exciting job that I can look forward to and will do my utmost and all to ensure that my duties are fully taken care of and acted upon.

What qualifies you to serve in this office?

I have been a reserve deputy for DeWitt County for 20 years and have extensive experience in dealing with the public. I have over 800 hours of continuing education credits that range from conflict resolution to current Texas laws. I feel that my service as a sheriff's reserve deputy and my dedication to the safety of DeWitt County citizens makes me a good candidate.

If elected, how will you go about effectively serving your constituents?

I will dedicate myself full time to this position, be fair and just in my rulings, and do my utmost to ensure that my constituents are well served. I will be impartial and respectful to those who I have dealings with, in and out of the courtroom.

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