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Friday, February 29, 2008

Justice of the Peace, Pct .2 candidate says, "Vote for Me!"

Steve Walker (caricature by Mel @ 599-1007)

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 candidate
Walker Report Publisher

Soon to be Democratic nominee for Justice of the Peace Pct. 2, Place 1 candidate says,

"As a retired teacher with 26 years in the classroom, I bring a wealth of experience in dealing with the epidemic of truancy offenses which will constitute 40 percent of the cases that will come before my court when I take the bench in January 2009.

"A Justice of the Peace traditionally is a person from the community who not only knows the community, but has worked extensively in the community to make it a safer place to live and raise children. He is called the People’s Judge.

"As a former four-term Balcones Heights Councilman, I also have experience with accountability to residents who will put their trust in me to make the right decisions.

"The position does not require a Justice of the Peace to be a lawyer for a reason. A Justice of the Peace needs to listen to all sides of an issue and not be predisposed to favor one side or another like a former prosecutor, defense lawyer or even a corporate attorney. Calling on the Wisdom of Solomon, the Judge must weigh all the facts and evidence presented to formulate a decision that benefits both parties with compassion and a sense of fairness.

"This same standard of fairness must also be applied to evictions, small claims and traffic tickets."

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