Bernard R. Suchocki is a lifelong conservative Republican, a 25-year resident of Parker County, a former NASA engineer and a Board Certified trial attorney. He and Connie Suchocki, a retired teacher and former Aledo ISD trustee, have been married for 46 years; they have two children, Bernard "Chip" and Amy and four grandchildren Savannah, Caroline, Elizabeth and Macy.
Bernard Suchocki is currently serving out his term as a council member for the City of Willow Park. He has also served as a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission for Willow Park and a Tax Assessor-Collector and council member for the City of El Lago, Texas.
As a NASA engineer for 14 years, Bernard Suchocki trained Apollo 7 through Apollo 17 astronauts in Guidance & Navigation. He is a participate in the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award as a member of the Apollo XIII Mission Operations Team, that rescued the Apollo 13 crew after an oxygen tank exploded. During the shuttle program he was a software manager responsible for coordinating the system software requirement for the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory. As a public service, for the past twenty-five years, Bernard has made PowerPoint presentations for many schools and organizations about his personal experience on the Apollo program, particularly including Apollo 13.
Bernard Suchocki was also the managing partner and majority shareholder in the law firm of Suchocki, Bullard & Cummings, P.C. As a trial attorney for 32 years, he has the experience of having tried over a hundred lawsuits before judges throughout the state.
He believes that the core requirement for being a judge is plain old "honesty," and he is ever mindful of Deuteronomy 1:16: "And I charged your judges at the time, saying, Hear the causes between our brethren and Judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him."