Johnson files for re-election

From Weatherford Telegram > Opinions, 01/21/14 –

Lynn Marie Johnson

Lynn Marie Johnson, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, has filed for re-election on the March 4 Republican primary ballot.”I’ve really enjoyed serving my community and have worked very hard to make the court reflect my values of personal integrity and fiscal responsibility,” Johnson said.

Johnson is a Christian conservative, a 22-year resident of Parker County, and a practicing attorney for 29 years. She and her husband, Ed Huddleston, an attorney and former teacher, coach and school board trustee, have been married for 22 years. They have four children: Kendall (19), Kallyn (17), Cameron (14), and Cheney Huddleston (12).

Since her election three years ago, Johnson has resolved more than 15,300 criminal and 770 civil cases; presided at over than 350 trials; magistrated over 1000 criminal defendants; and issued more than 2150 arrest warrants.

In addition, she has increased revenue by 30 percent; revitalized teen court involving more than 200 high school students; developed content for the county’s new website to inform litigants about JP Court; eliminated the large backlog of criminal and civil cases; revamped the court’s security and technology systems; redrafted and updated the court’s orders, writs, citations and other official documents; instituted bond forfeiture proceedings; participated in the selection of the County’s new software system; and operated her Court under budget.

Johnson also facilitated the hiring of a company to collect delinquent fines at no cost to the county. Previous methods relied upon by the county were inadequate, prompting Johnson to take a more proactive approach. “There are thousands of dollars in unpaid fines from the 1990’s through the present,” Johnson says. “Payment of these unpaid fines would help defray the county’s expenses and reduce the tax burden on the citizens of Parker County.”

Johnson is the only Parker County JP who can order a blood draw on a felony DWI offense. “The position requires a level head, careful analysis, and attention to the balance between public safety and individual rights,” Johnson explains.

In addition to her elected position, Johnson volunteers with Parker County Teen Court, Aledo AdvoCats, Shattered Dreams, Project Celebration, Aledo Athletics and other Parker County nonprofits and assists her husband in the operation of their East Texas cattle ranch.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/01/21/5502304/barnwell-seeking-to-retain-county.html#storylink=cpy

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5 responses

  1. Senator_Blutarsky | Reply

    “Johnson is the only Parker County JP who can order a blood draw on a felony DWI offense.”……I hope she is not bragging about that……….

    Next time you get pulled over by a cop – or stopped at random in a “sobriety checkpoint” — you might want to remember the following laugh line: It’s called the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights, which reads, in part, that “No person… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”

    Ho ho ho!

    It’s a laugh line, because, like, so many of the other amendments to the Bill of Rights, pleading the Fifth — that is, declining to assist the authorities in your own prosecution — is a sick joke.
    – See more at: http://blog.motorists.org/goodbye-fifth-amendment/#sthash.HrkaHifI.dpuf

    “An Avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he a establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”
    – Thomas Paine (1795)

  2. Increasing revenue, just does not seem like a badge of honor to me…shouldn’t a Judge be more interested in Justice? Every time I talk to a someone running for Judge about half of them use increasing revenue as one of the positive things about them. I would much rather be in front of a judge who is going to look at the facts in an unbiased and non-judgmental fashion, than one who just sees me as a revenue flow. I’ve seen this woman in action and I wouldn’t let her decide the life or death of a stray animal, much less deciding court cases.

    1. Senator_Blutarsky | Reply

      Rick………….greatness by you. I chose to pound on the blatant 5th Amendment abuse by the statist and you hit the other key issue. Thank you for that.

      I do not know her , or anyone associated with her, or any candidate for any office here locally, despite having lived here for 9 years now. Anything I post is dispassionate and impersonal. I have no axe to grind or personal vendetta.

      I DO know right from wrong when I see it-

      Mandatory blood draws are as wrong by a roadside pirate in uniform as they are by Dracula.

      And that same “blood-thirsty” quest for revenues, over true justice is equally shameful. I do not live in Pct 4 . I hope for residents therein, there is a candidate for this post that does not brag about blood draws or revenue enhancement.

      It appears Parker County will “vote in” their police state.

      “The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”

      – Donald James

  3. I was not impressed with how Judge Johnson handled a case where a lady had a Wake Up America sign in the county right of way and her HOA sued her as if it was on her property. The judge had her mind already made up before the case even started. Maybe she should have recused herself from the case since she was well acquainted with at least one member of the HOA board that was suing the resident. The fine was extreme and was luckily overturned in district court.

  4. Mr. Perry such a short little comment

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