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Joy Dubose-Simonton seeking re-election for JP Pct. 2

 

Last updated 2/22/2022 at 7:57pm

First and foremost, my family and I want to thank everyone for all your support and kind words we have received over the past few weeks.

In order to be an effective Justice of the Peace one needs good character, integrity, compassion and be qualified for the position.  One also needs to have respect for the office and respect for others. I feel that I have all of these attributes and so much more. 

Making decisions that have an impact on someone's life is not an easy task, but it's a responsibility that I take seriously and with great sincerity.

My judgments are based on the evidence presented to me, the merits of the case and principles of law.  My decisions are NOT based on favoritism, who may or may not vote for me in the future or the fear of how someone may speak about me in public or on social media. I take pride in my job and the gravity of my position. Being a judge is not just a title for me, it's a commitment and a willingness to be a leader with and for our community. 

Over the past 27 years I have worked tirelessly and have made sacrifices to obtain and cultivate the education and experience one needs to hold office as Justice of the Peace.  I have obtained 2 college degrees and I have a doctorate degree.  I have worked for various law firms, working my way through the ranks from file clerk to attorney, and currently judge.  I have personally experienced every aspect of the legal system, not just from the administrative side.  In the past 7 years I have voluntarily acquired 210 additional legal education hours over the mandatory 220 hours a JP must obtain.

I promise to continue to be available to the public, continue to raise the bar as a public servant and leader, continue to respect and have compassion for those that come before me, and most importantly, I will continue to make the community proud to have Judge Joy Dubose-Simonton on their bench as Justice of the Peace.

I humbly ask for YOUR vote and to please vote early.  Early Voting is going on NOW!  Wednesday - Thursday, February  23-25, 7am -  7pm.  Election Day March 1, 7am-7pm.

 

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