Republican Candidate for Lavaca County Judge
Age & Hometown: 55 years old, Katy and Hallettsville, TX
Profession: Peace Officer, Educator, Business Owner & Rancher
Present Position: Lavaca County Judge, Rancher, License to Carry Instructor.
Experience: 19 years in law enforcement attaining Master Peace Officer and Instructor certification, 6 years of experience teaching college level Criminal Justice to AP High School students, Interim Constable, 30+ years of experience as a business owner, employer and/or manager.
Achievements: Numerous citations and awards for my work in law enforcement including recognition on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, The Hill Country Air Force Association and Alamo Area Council of Governments. I was recognized for developing one of the top high school Criminal Justice programs in the Texas Hill Country region. I have served as an Ordained Elder within the Presbyterian Church.
Education: BS in Criminal Justice and Police Science, Sam Houston State University 1989; Police Academy, Houston Community College 1991; James E. Taylor High School 1984; completed over 3400 hours of advanced training in judicial process, law enforcement, criminal justice, civil process and emergency management.
Organizational Memberships: Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Associate Member of the Republican Women of the Yoakum Area, Associate Member of The Great State Republicans, Member of the Lavaca County Wildlife Association, Member of Appelt’s Hill Gun Club.
Family: Fonda, spouse of 20 years, 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren