Judge Joy Dubose-Simonton political statement
Last updated 1/11/2022 at 1:30pm
My name is Joy Dubose-Simonton. I am happily running for re-election for the office of Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 as a proud Republican. I have been a citizen of Orange County for 46 years and resident of Bridge City for 43 years. I have 2 children: Adley and Christian, a daughter-in-law, Jessica, and a granddaughter, Sage.
As your full-time Justice of the Peace I will continue to make changes and updates as the judicial system evolves. Over the past 2 years we have had 46 Emergency Orders enacted by the Supreme Court of Texas regarding the COVID pandemic. During this time, me and my clerks worked tirelessly to keep the citizens up to date on the frequently changing procedures and continuously modified court forms and procedures as well. We continue to allow parties to appear via Zoom to make it easier on those taking care of their legal affairs.
During my tenure I have prepared various resources to make the Justice Court more accessible and understandable to the community. I have prepared procedures and forms that are used by all judges in Orange County and in neighboring counties regarding the Sandra Bland Act. Over the past 7 years I have worked diligently to make sure I administer justice equally and fairly for all and will continue this practice in all that I do.
I am a graduate of Bridge City High School (1994). I have 26 years of legal education and experience consisting of 7 years as your Justice of the Peace, 12 years as a sole practitioner and while obtaining my doctorate degree I worked as a law clerk for a few prestigious firms here in the Golden Triangle and in Houston. My Legal Education and accomplishments are as follows: Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law in the State of Texas (2002) and admitted to practice in the United States District Court- Eastern District of Texas (2013). 2007 Legal Counsel for the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission. Law School: Juris Doctor (J.D.), Member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Dean's Honor List. Undergraduate: Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) from Lamar University-1998, Associate of Applied Arts-Legal Assistant (AAS) -1997. Other: Certified Legal Assistant (CLA)-1997.
I enjoy serving as your Justice of the Peace and look forward to my continued service with the county and for the citizens. I greatly appreciate all your support and most of all your vote on March 1, 2022. Early voting begins February 14, 2022.