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Justice of the Peace, Tarrant County Precinct No. 3

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    Bill Brandt
    (Rep)

  • Kris Jara
    (L)

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What uniquely qualifies you for the position of Justice of the Peace? (375 characters)

Why did you choose to run for this specific court? (375 characters)

What role does a judge play in interpreting the law? (375 characters)

Phone (817) 891-3708
Website BillBrandtJP3.com
Occupation 30 Yr USAF Vet Licensed Tx Attny FedEx B767 Capt
Education Grapevine H.S., B.S. United States Air Force Academy, Sq. Officers School, Air Command & Staff College, M.B.A. University of Phoenix, Air War College USAF, J.D. Texas A&M University School of Law, Grad. Cert. New St. Andrews College, (In Prog.)
Experience USAF Commander, 438 Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), Pakistan, 2003 & 506 AEG, Iraq, 2004. Licensed Texas Attorney, Civil Litigation, Mediator, Tarrant & Collin County Justice Courts. Numerous leadership positions at Messiah Lutheran Church, Keller.
Leadership, legal knowledge, and a life of service make me the most qualified candidate. As a combat command veteran I know how both to manage and to lead under difficult circumstances. As a licensed Texas attorney I have the experience and legal training to know and apply the law to the facts to reach a just result. My ten grandchildren motivate me to continue to serve.
Justice Courts in Texas are the courts closest to the people. At a time when the rule of law is in question we must have judges who can demonstrate transparency, civility and the ethical core to apply the law without prejudice. I feel called to this duty in the Justice Court for my community. In this way I can promote respect for the law by respecting all in the court.
Lower court judges should apply rather than interpret. Paraphrasing Justice Gorsuch, judges should strive to apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure, and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be, not based on moral convictions or policy consequences.
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