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Teer Announces Intent To Seek Re-Election As Justice of the Peace For Precinct 1

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Judge BJ Teer has announced his intent to seek re-election for the Republican nomination for Hopkins County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, in the party’s Primary in Spring 2022.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, BJ Teer

“It has been an honor and pleasure to work for the citizens of Hopkins County, as the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 since 2015. I look forward to the opportunity to serve for many more years,” Teer said.

Since Teer took office in 2015, the Hopkins County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Court has disposed of more than 12,500 criminal case, more than 2300 civil cases, issued over 3700 warrants, presided over 185 emergency mental health hearings, issued magistrate warnings to almost 10,000 people in the Hopkins County jail and conducted over 680 death inquest.

He is a consultant for Texas Justice Training Center in Austin for teaching other judges in Texas about Inquest and Mass Fatalities. In 2020, Teer completed the courses for Medicolegal Death Investigator from North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is working on becoming a register and certified Medicolegal Death Investigator.

“I have at my best ability run the most effective and fair court that was possible. Since taking office in 2015, our disposal rate of cases is above 90 percent. The credit for the high rate of case disposal goes to my clerks, for their hard work and their diligence to see fair justice for all. I believe, if you treat people with respect, they will in return respect you. Our court philosophy is to treat everyone with the same respect that we want to be treated,” Teer said. “If re-elected the citizens of Hopkins County are assured that I will, to the best of my ability, continually run a court and office that is effective, efficient and fair to all.”

Judge Teer has been married for over 38 years, has three daughters and two grandchildren. He is a fourth generation life-long residence of Hopkins County.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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