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Justice Of The Peace, Precinct No. 5 Candidates

Candidate bios for Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 5.

NAME: John C. Chatman Editor’s Note: Information taken from campaign flyer provided by Chatman. Improve communication between court, school officials, parents and students; show accountability for youth programs assigned by court; address youth truancy problems; hold parents and students responsible for unacceptable absences; establish an open door policy where people of the community are treated fairly; anti graffiti resources; and an open Door Policy. C I C- Community Improvement Commitment

NAME: Monica Teran

OFFICE SOUGHT Reelection, Justice of the Peace Pct. 5

AGE 37yrs old, 23 year resident of Pct. 5

OCCUPATION Former High School Teacher (Ysleta High School)

EDUCATION Bachelors in Education from UTEP – Summa Cum Laude, currently a graduate student at UTEP working on MEd., Community Guidance and Counseling

CAMPAIGN FOCUS Running efficient court through the continued implementation of technology and maintaining a fair and impartial court where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

WHAT SETS ME APART I have taken a once dormant Justice court whose doors were closed to many filers and brought back fair and equitable justice to this court. Because of my commitment and pledge to voters four years ago, I am proud to say that for the first time in over twenty years the JP 5 court is adjudicating failure to attend school cases (truancy’s). I am also determined to continue processing and executing warrants as was neglected by my predecessor. I will continue to serve my community beyond the Justice court bench and promote youth and citizen outreach of the courts duties and services as I have done since taking office. My pledge to work hard for the tax payers of El Paso county still stands and I will continue to work full time for the peoples court.

Proud to be endorsed by the following: El Paso Black Democrats Camino Real Mexican American Democrats Paso Del NorteTejano Democrats C.L.E.A.T. Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association Association of Firefighters, Local 51 El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association El Paso Apartment Association

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Three years sitting judge, over 120 hours of judicial training, Bachelors degree, working on Masters degree and dedicated to furthering education to maximize my potential as the Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace. Over eighteen years community involvement and volunteer work. (Special Olympics district coach, Board Member: Mission Trail Association, former delegate to State democratic convention, former pct. chair)

A MOMENT THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE In 2006, coming to the stark realization as a teacher at YHS that nothing in the way of juvenile matters was being heard in this court. Yet seeing the yearly increase in truancy and ultimately drop out rates in area high schools. Wondering what would become of our community and the next generation of young people. Envisioning the impact the JP court could have on area youth and their families and going for it. “It” being the run for public office and being given the humbling honor to make a difference in my community. The 2006 primary run-off election was truly a memorable moment for me- a moment which acts as a constant reminder of my commitment my community to serve the JP 5 court with integrity and the highest standard of justice.

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