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hN1Ol Wednesday, February 10, 2016 ELECTION ***Comments were provided by the candidates and were edited for clarity and grammar. __ On the balloter -PRECINCT4- Bill Worley Bill Worley ,grew up in Marble Falls and Granite Shoals. He attended Marble Falls Schools playing football, basketball, soccer and tennis. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in March 1988. He served for 25 years rising in rank from El to E8. As a senior chief signalman he was commissioned as a chief warrant officer and then four years later was commissioned as a limited duty officer. As a chief he served as an auxiliary security force patrol- issued protective orders and search warrants. As commissioned officer, he was detailed to be com- mand legal officer; in this role he reviewed all legal proceed- ings for the command and processed administrative dis- charges. He additionally filed charges, recommended dispo- sitions and conducted suspect/ witness interviews. Since retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2013, Worley has served the veterans of Burner and Llano counties as the Bur- Bill Worley Bumet, Texas Debbie Bindseil the jail and serve as the crooner My name is Debbie Bind- of your precinct (inquests). As sell and I am running for Justice you can see, there is a lot a JP of the Peace of Burnet County judge has to know. Precinct 4. I have the experience and My husbmid, Johnnie, knowledge to step into this po- and I have lived in Precinct 4 sition with very little training for over 38 years, raising two required. children and now have two Throughout the years I have grandchildren, served the community on many I have worked for Bumet organizations:Spicewood County for 21 years serving VFD/EMS as a firefighter and mainly in the court system. I EMT, Spicewood Community started out working as a cor- Center Board, Spicewood Li- rections officer in the Bumet brary Board, Marble Falls EMS County jail. Afterwards, I had Board and Highland Lakes the opportunity to work for the SPCA Board, to name a few. county judge and district clerk. It has been such an honor The past 10 years I haveserving the community and I worked in the Precinct 4 office, hope to be able to continue by where I am now hoping to tran- sition into the judge position. The Justice of the Peace Debbie Bindseil being your next justice of the peace for Precinct 4. Frank Reilly ;~: ............................... : ............. : ....................... :::::: :::::: ........... As the only lawyer in this man on Naval Air Station Cor- net County Veteran Services elor of science in management; pus Christi from 1996-1998, Officer, working with the Texas and 2012 graduate of the U. S. gaining law enforcement ex, Veterans Commission to assist Navy War College with a Com- pedence and training. As an local veterans and their spouses officer he served as Officer in to obtain the benefits that they mand and StaffDiploma. Charge of a Department of De- deserve for serving this great Worley is married to the fense brig, exercising federal nation, former Janet L. Crawford of corrections policies and proce- He is a graduate of Coast- Marble Falls and they have four dures as well having non judi- line Community College with children and five grandchildren. cial punishment authority over an associate of arts degree in He wishes to be your next Bur- his command. In this role, he management; University of net County Justice of the Peace heard misdemeanor cases and Phoenix graduate with a bach- for Precinct 4. Coach Larry Berkman of experience in the leadership our elected JPs in Burnet Coun- Coach Larry Berkman, chair; making decisions under ty receive 80 hours of training known to many in the Marble pressure as head coach, busi- required by the state to guaran- Falls community as "Coach," is ness owner ("Coach Wash"), tee they know the law and court nmning for justice of the peace, on the MFISD Board of Trust- procedure before taking office? Precinct 4. Berkman is a 34- ees, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ For that reason, in the history year resident of Bumet County. Chamber of Commerce Advi- of Bumet County, there's never I'm running because I love sory Council, and as director of been a single lawyer or previous to serve the public. I have a MFISD's Safe and Drug Free judge elected to be the JP court. long history of serving the pub- Schools and Disaster and In- Let's hope that tradition contin- lie in our community. I would truder programs. Berkman has a ues in Bumet County. be honored to serve the people long history of experience guid- Because Berkman is not in the Precinct 4 Justice Court. I ing teenagers and young adults the judge in any other court, will treat people the way I want to make better choices. Many the Precinct 4 court will have to be treated. JP court cases involve this age his full, undivided attention. He Everybody knows "Coach," group, will be accessible to you, the but some don't know BerkmanThe JP court is the people's people of Precinct 4, at all times. has a master's degree and years court. Did you know that all of So, when you mark your ballot .for Gonlndssloner, 1[ aWhen it comes to experience, what matters most is experience that counts. My 27years of professional & volunteer experience were gained right here in Burnet County. I have served the citizens of Burnet County not only as Deputy Chief of the Burner Fire Department, but also as a director of the Burnet County Chamber, Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Assoc., Burnet Public Facilities Corp. & Burnet CISD Baord of Trustees. I have the business background & leadership skills needed to work effectively for Burnet County. n • Fiscal Conservative • Law Enforcement/FirelEMS Advocate • Committed to efficient, respOnsive & transparent government • Dedicated to improving county road systems • Proven leadership • Will be full time commissioner for Burnet County www.burnetbu letin.com Political Ad Paid for by the Jim Luther, Jr, Campaign, 220 Luther Lane, Burner, TX 78611 wears many hats. You preside over class C criminal cases (mainly traffic offenses), civil cases such as evictions, small claims, debt claims, repair and remedy, and order of retrieval. The judge issues criminal warrants of all classifications, mental health warrants, and emergency protective orders. You serve as a magistrate at Coach Larry Berkman by mail, at early voting, or on election day, March 1, I sure do hope you will "vote Coach." J Rib Eye Steak i race, I bring 25 years of le- gal experience to the office. I already serve as a municipal judge, and will understand the court's cases without training. I have strong local roots and love our community. I graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1978 and earned bachelor of business administration (University of Texas), master of business administration (University of North Texas) and doctor of jurisprudence (University of Houston) degrees. My public service includes: three terms as mayor of Granite Shoals and current municipal judge; president, Burnet County Re- publican Club; Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Executive and Criminal Justice committees, and Hill Country Community Theatre Board ofGovemors. I am a member of Trinity Epis- copal Church. I currently help our youth make good life choices in court and as a Marble Falls Teen Court Attorney Mentor, and previously served on MFISD's Frank Reilly Strategic Planning and Bond Steering committees. As a lawyer, I have been before the lowest and high- est courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. I have rep- resented the state Republican Party in court and at the cap- itol, have been its assistant general counsel, and taught its officeholders and candidates schools on ethics, election law, and legislative rules, and been a Republican State Represen- tative Chief of Staff. As an attorney judge, I would be authorized to issue blood-draw warrants in DUI cases and seizure warrants in others to protect evidence before it diminishes or is de- stroyed. My opponents (who are all good people) would be unable to issue these warrants. As constitutional conser- vative, and one who teaches the Constitution to college stu- dents, I will follow the United States and Texas Constitu- tions. I will interpret the law, not create it. As an attorney, I would be better equipped than a non-attorney judge to make sound legal decisions, to deal with lawyers appearing before the court, and to issue more warrants. Also on the ba//ot ... • 33rd Judicial Dis- in Impartial iI) i iiiiii+iiii/!!/ i Experience & Qualifications: • Degree in Criminal Justice • 23 Years Law Enforcement • 13 Years Private investigator • 2500+ Hours of Law Enforcement Training trict Judge Allen Garrett • 33rd Judicial Dis- trict Attorney Wiley (Sonny) McAfee • Bumet County Attor- ney Eddie Arredondo • Burnet County Tax Assessor-Collector Sheri Frazier • Burnet County Con- stable Precinct 3 Garry Adams Early Voting February 16th- Primary Voting 1st Political Ad Paid for by Michael Horton Campaign Fund / (512) 663-2496 l I