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Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

General Election - Tuesday, November 6, 2018(Early Voting: Monday, October 22-Friday, November 2, 2018)A Lubbock County Justice of the Peace serves a 4-year term.

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    Jim Hansen
    (Rep)

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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)

Campaign Phone (806) 786-8834
Email for public contact: jhansen@co.lubbock.tx.us (no litigants please)
Education Proud 1977 graduate of Texas Tech University
I have been on 24 hour call as a Justice of the Peace for 28 years, presiding over more than 130,000 criminal cases, 33,000 civil cases, 9,400 evictions, and hundreds of other court related matters. I have worked for and against legislation in Austin, and serve as "answer man" on all things J.P.
In addition to the matters listed above, peace bonds, hot checks, dangerous and abused animal hearings, driver's license revocation hearings, stolen and seized property hearings, and felony filings and arraignments. My predominant expertise is in civil litigation under $10,000. It is expected that jurisdictional limit will increase to $20,000 in the very near future