General Election - Tuesday, November 6, 2018(Early Voting: Monday, October 22-Friday, November 2, 2018)The Lubbock County Judge serves a 4-year term.
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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 this office? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)
Spokesperson: What qualities are necessary for a county judge to be an effective and responsible spokesperson? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)
Accessibility to Constituents: What is the best way to be accessible to constituents? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)
B.A. with honors, Texas Tech University; J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law.
As an attorney, my legal practice focuses on Guardianships, Probates and Contracts, the areas of law needed as County Judge. I have legislative experience and have worked with county governments. As a business owner and community leader, I am able to provide leadership and vision in meeting the needs of our growing county.
Seventy-five percent of the duties of County Judge is judicial; presiding over guardianships, probates and mental health hearings. The County Judge serves as the presiding officer of the Commissioners Court, overseeing the county’s budget and tax rate. The County Judge serves as the Emergency Management Director for the county. The County Judge represents the county at the city, state and federal levels, and has other administrative duties.
The County Judge is the voice for the people of Lubbock County and must be an effective communicator. It begins with listening to the people and representing their interests at all levels of government. As a certified mediator, I am trained in listening to all sides and communicating their interests. These skills are essential in making the County Judge an effective and knowledgeable communicator, and make me uniquely qualified for this office.
I am a strong believer in open, transparent, and accountable government. Accountability begins with accessibility to constituents. As County Judge, I will be responsive to individuals through social media, town hall meetings, and citizens groups, listening to issues and concerns for all the communities of Lubbock County. As County Judge, I will bring a strong work ethic, maintaining high standards of judicial and personal conduct.
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