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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

Primary Election - Tuesday, March 6, 2018(Early Voting: Tuesday, February 20-Friday, March 2, 2018)A Lubbock County Justice of the Peace serves a 4-year term.
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    Jim Hansen (Rep) Judge, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

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TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. (325 characters, approx. 50 words)

RESPONSIBILITIES: What are the responsibilities of the Justice of the Peace? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

Education Texas Tech, 1977
I am grateful for the continued support and confidence of the citizens of Lubbock. In 27 years, I have handled 140,000 civil and criminal cases with diligence, professionalism, fairness, and common sense. I have been involved with many projects to improve and streamline J.P. offices in Lubbock and statewide.
Primary court for civil filings; class c misdemeanors; juveniles- truancy, alcohol, tobacco, shoplifting; hot checks/restitution; evictions-residential/commercial; small claims; debt cases; D.L./handgun license suspensions; deed restrictions; collections, warrants, writs; environmental/burn ban/adult entertainment cases; 24 hr. call- felony filings; ongoing technology developments: dockets, interactive website, computer improvements, legislation.