Precinct 3 JP seeks fourth term
Nov. 14, 2017 at 9:06 p.m.
Updated Nov. 15, 2017 at 11:05 a.m.
Justice of the Peace Robert Whitaker wants to serve Victoria County residents for a fourth term.
"A justice of the peace can make a real difference in the safety of the community, and I'm committed to serving the people of Precinct 3," said Whitaker in a written statement.
As of Tuesday, he had not filed for re-election with the Victoria County Republican Party.
As justice of the peace, Whitaker has presided over more than 1,500 bench and jury trials, in addition to holding daily hearings and other work.
Whitaker also handles daily magistration for district courts and county courts-at-law in Victoria County.
"Consolidating all the daily magistrations into our court has increased the convenience and efficiency for everyone involved," he said.
Whitaker was inducted into the College of Justice Court Judges in 2009.
He also has served as instructor for other justices of the peace through the Texas Justice Court Training Center.
Before taking office in 2007, Whitaker maintained a private law practice for more than 30 years and served four years as municipal judge.
Whitaker has a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and graduated from Baylor Law School in 1977.
He has a wife of 38 years and serves as a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church in Victoria.