|Job description||Trial court judge for civil cases (under $10,000) and misdemeanor criminal cases. Term is four years.|
|Duties||Handles small claims, tenant and eviction cases, debt claims, traffic tickets and other citations; officiates weddings.|
|Christopher “Chris” Gregory|
|Toni Rhodes Glover|
5965 Feather Wind Way Fort Worth, TX 76135
|Jacquelyn Wright (incumbent)|
Note: Candidate answers are shown alphabetically by last name.
What was your most recent occupation before becoming Justice of the Peace? Educational background?
Jacquelyn Wright: Before I was hired to be the JP4 Justice of the Peace, I earned my CPIM and was employed by one of the Holt Hickman companies in purchasing, and production/inventory control management. I was trained in negotiations and contract law. I am now a graduate of the Special Courts Jurisdiction College at the National Judicial College.
What experience makes you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Jacquelyn Wright: Experience: I’ve had 28 years of on the job experience; in civil law, criminal law, and administrative law. Plus every year, continuing education from the Texas Justice Court Training Center at Texas State University, the Tarrant Bar Association, the National Judicial College and other various agencies and entities. I’ve even served an instructor for the Texas Justice Court Training Center and as a mentor to other judges across the area. None of my opponents have any of that kind of experience, knowledge or training.
I ethically and efficiently manage each year, roughly 8400 cases of all different kinds, and $915,000 in revenue.
What percentage of your campaign donations come from individuals? What percentage comes from PACs?
Jacquelyn Wright: Contributions: Roughly 40% of my campaign contributions come from individual donations. I pay about 60% out of my own pocket. I do not take PAC contributions. I’m elected to serve not represent. PACs have nothing to gain from supporting the judge of Your People’s Court.
I follow the Code of judicial Ethics and Conduct (you can find them on my web page jp4Wright.com). I believe it is my job to lend a helping hand when I can, to rule with an iron fist when called for, and to give everyone a fair shake…always!
As a Justice of the Peace, do you plan to perform weddings? What factors would you consider before performing a wedding ceremony?
Jacquelyn Wright: Weddings? Two things:
I believe that we are all God’s children. Why he makes us different, I cannot say. But then there are many things I will never understand about why things are the way they are. It is not my place to question or doubt what God has done. I treat everyone who comes into your courtroom with dignity and respect.
I took an oath, to faithfully execute the duties of the office and to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and the laws of this state and of the United States. I will not break the law.
So, in answer to your question, the only factor I consider is, are they in compliance with the law.