My Fellow Citizens,
The office of the Constable is responsible for serving civil process and enforcing criminal and civil law. I ask each of you for your vote and support of my having the opportunity to remain serving as your Constable of Tarrant County, Precinct 1.
My qualifications and life experiences have been in the military, law enforcement, and serving citizens of the metroplex area as proven through my work and career experience, community and civic positions, and professional affiliations.
Following in my father’s footsteps who served during WWII in the 82nd Airborne, I too served this great nation in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War era, where as a Staff-Sergeant I held the position of a Department Supervisor in three areas. I served in the United States Air Force Reserves and received an honorable discharge. Currently I am a Tarrant County Veterans Council Board Member, Ft. Worth Veterans Board Parade Director, Ft. Worth Air Power Council Member, and a Republican National Committee Life Member.
After leaving the United States Air Force Reserves, I became a Law Enforcement Officer: beginning with the Arlington Police Department, where I was one of the original Founding Fathers of the Arlington Police Association, and then on to the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport Department of Public Safety where I was not only a Public Safety Officer, but was honored to be elected as the Airport Public Safety Officers Association President (APSOA), as well. At D/FW International Airport I was cross-trained and held three accredited Texas certifications: 1) Texas Commissioned Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer, 2) Texas Commission Fire Protection Standards and Education Advanced Fire Fighter, and 3) Texas Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician. Additionally, I was proficient as a Police Field Training Officer and Fire Apparatus Field Training Officer for D/FW International Airport Department of Public Safety.
I am a Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable Association Life Member (JPCA), as well as, a JPCA District 6 Director overseeing 29 counties. I am a National Rifle Association of America Life Member, a Texas Rifle Association Life Member, and a Texas Wildlife Association Live Member. Also, I was a CLEAT Board of Director for over 25 years.
Due to my experience, knowledge, and cross-training skills as a Policeman, a Fire Fighter, and a Medic, I proudly received the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT) “Award of Valor” and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Public Safety Officers Association (APSOA) “Medal of Valor for Acts of Bravery and Heroism” for actions during the life-threatening situation occurring with the Delta #1141 plane crash.
I know the importance and value of demonstrating commitment, fairness, experience, and service to one’s community. I have worked in the community and civic arenas serving Haltom City’s population of 42,000+ holding various leadership positions as a former Mayor Pro Tem for 2 terms, a former City Councilmember for 4 terms, and a former Precinct Chairman; all of which allowed me the added advantage and knowledge of appreciating the value of how to successfully handle responsibilities on multi-levels and in multi-areas simultaneously in addition to understanding the importance of an administrator being a fiscal conservative. I was presented a Proclamation for “Dedication and Service to All Haltom City Citizenry” by former Haltom City Mayor Bill Lanford, and an engraved plaque for “Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Senior Community” by Bobbie Arthur, the current Director of the Haltom City Senior Center. I was recognized numerous times in the Mid-Cities News and the DFW People Newspaper as an Ambassador of Good Will from D/FW APSOA, and as a positive role model in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District attending various school-related functions and giving presentations regarding the importance of education and the problems of “growing up” dealing with peer pressure and pre-gang behaviors. Most recently, I received a Proclamation from Ft. Worth County Commissioner Andy Nguyen for being instrumental in coordinating the 2015 Ft. Worth Veterans Day Parade honoring the Vietnam Veterans on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Additionally, I was most honored at a recent “Tribute to Veterans and Patriotic Celebration” to be recognized and thanked for my military service by Kris “Tanto” Paronto, one of the surviving members of the 13 Hours at Benghazi battle.
As Constable, my charge will be to continue to be a fiscal conservative and a responsible steward of the public’s trust serving as a professional, responsive, and conservative leader in making our communities and county even a better and safer place to live, work, and raise a family. I also pledge that all my deputies will be trained properly and handle their responsibilities in an impartial and just manner.
As your Constable, my office is always open. I would welcome your visit.
Constable Precinct 1
EARLY VOTING DAYS
FEBRUARY 16-26, 2016
PRIMARY VOTING DAY
March, 1 2016
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