My name is Jon Glenn, and I am running for Justice of the Peace for Precinct #1. I am married to the former Amy O’Brien of Eastland. Our family moved back to Eastland in 2011, and consider Eastland County our home. Our family has two active high school students Laura Leigh and Leigha and three young adult children, Donna, Levi and Luke who are in college and working. For the last 7 years, I have worked as a Columnist/Reporter for the Eastland County Newspapers, served as a Platoon Sergeant with the Texas National Guard, and opened a local gun store/gunsmithing business. Those who know me might say I have a “No Nonsense” approach to life and believe in equal rights under the law and the Freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.
In June 2017, I retired after serving 20 plus years in the U.S. Army and the Texas Army National Guard. During my time in the military, I became experienced in the application of Military Judicial Proceedings against Soldiers. These recommendations were for proceeding to Court Martials, or lowered to a lesser degree of punishment. The outcomes of these decisions could’ve affected the Soldier being confined in a military prison, or given additional duties such as spending extra hours cleaning offices. I helped groom and mentor young men and women to uphold the law, value our Nation and Constitution and gain self-respect in the process. I have upheld and defended the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Texas, and will continue to do so if elected to office.
With my life experiences, my time in the military, professional training, overall disposition and a strong Christian upbringing by God-Fearing Grandparents, I believe I have what it takes to be fair and impartial. I believe that as Justice of the Peace, one should make no difference in regards to the law as to the punishments prescribed by the law. Whether someone is rich or poor, both should be treated with equality and fairness.
Knowing that this office is responsible for setting bond amounts upon arrests, judging civil cases, and determining cause of death for persons in the Precinct, the decisions made with this office must be made with precise judgement and respect to human dignity and respect of life. As a member of the Carbon VFD, and during my time serving our Nation, I have learned that the remains that you are determining for the cause of death are someone’s loved one, and should be treated with dignity and respect.
Several citizens and officials in the County have approached me in the past few months to consider running due to my background and relevant experience. After prayer and commitment by my family, I have decided to run and would be honored to serve Eastland County.
I will work to maintain the integrity of the office, work with all other officials and treat all citizens with fairness, equality and respect. With these qualifications, I humbly ask for your vote. God Bless.
Submitted by Jon Glenn
Candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Eastland County