On Monday, May 18, early voting began for the Primary Runoff, and it is important that you vote in this election.
We have four statewide positions, our State Board of Education and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 on the Parker County ballot.
The Parker County Republican Party invited all candidates that will be on your ballot to the Parker County Courthouse for a candidate forum on Tues., May 13. With the invitation, I asked each candidate what they see as the compelling reasons for you to vote for them and the objectives that they have for 2015. Not all candidates responded, but I am sharing what I received.
Early voting is May 19th through May 23rd. Election day is Tuesday, May 27th. Your voice matters, and each of us needs to vote to make sure we have the best candidate available for each of the offices. If you have questions, please give me a call at 817-594-5029. If you need times or locations for voting, please go to parkertxgop.org, call me, or call the Elections Office at 817-598-6185. Thanks for voting.
Get out and vote
On a recent May Saturday, polls had been open for an hour or so and we who are active in the Parker County political arena were excited for the day to become a historic improvement in the political process of Parker County.
To my dismay, and others', I might add, after the polls closed and information was shared, I have to say I'm embarrassed, disgusted, hurt - well, I could go on and on - at the apathy within both Republican and Democratic parties in our very own Parker County, not to mention the USA! Our county is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas! And, yet, so few people voted; I can only hope the percentages are not publicized. Let me give you one example: In the March 4 election, Precinct 435, Aledo (growth beyond belief and surrounding areas with thousands of legal voters) had ONLY 189 voters. In the May election only 3 percent of all registered Parker County voters cast their ballots. Are you humbled, embarrassed? If you didn't vote, you should be! We're you at a soccer game, night club, dinner with friends, etc.? Early voting was created for just those excuses.
In actuality, you gave your hard-earned salary, some of it paid as taxes, to the power of 189 voters in March and only 3 percent of all voters in May. Those FEW people chose the individuals who will use your funds as they (the elected officials) determine. Do you give away your salary so easily to others? Some offices should have changed management, some should have stayed the same; but, you lost your HONOR to make your wishes known. And, yes, voting is an HONOR, not a right. You should be a proud American who cherishes each and every honor bestowed upon us and that includes voting.
Next time you start to complain about our government, whether it's local or national, STOP! You don't have the "right" to complain, unless you exercise the "honor" to vote!
Vote Anne Hollis for Justice of the Peace Precinct #3
I’m dedicated to God, family and the community and am a conservative Christian who is a true believer in God, all the time. I am a 33- year resident of Weatherford/Parker County and have seen a lot changes, some good and some not;I want positive changes and to help Parker County improve for the citizens.
Being a 22-year member of Greenwood Baptist Church has brought me to become a strong believer in God. He guides us and leads us to where he wants us to go, in his time. I have been with my husband John, for 18 years, we have four children, two grandbabies (one more on the way) plus we have taken in family, friends and raised a few nieces and nephews. I believe in being a friend, all the time, not just when it’s convenient.
My 20-year dedication to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, with a Master Peace Officer Certification, proves I am very qualified, have exceptional work ethics, integrity, honesty and commitment. I have held many different roles Patrol Supervisor, Advanced Crime Scene Investigator, Advanced Fingerprint Comparator, Family Violence Investigator, Property Crimes, Fugitive unit, Narcotics Unit, Civil Processing, School Resource Officer and Juvenile Investigator, which all of these play a vital role in hearing minor civil and criminal matters as Justice of the Peace.
I have educational, hands-on and life experiences with the business community, law enforcement and issues that impact parents and will base my decisions from the facts at hand. I am approachable and will listen to what people have to say. I don’t give up or quit because life gets tough, I see it through and inspire others to become more, do more, achieve more and I believe in equal opportunity for all to succeed.
I didn’t just start giving back to the community; I have been involved for the past 20 years. My past and present service shows that I care about people and will continue to work for the people. I believe that community involvement is important for our community leaders. Past Community Involvement - Pythian Sisters, 15 years of WISD Parent Teacher Association (PTA) President-Vice President-Fundraiser & Membership, Weatherford Soccer Association Coach & Referee, Boy Scouts of America Volunteer, Theatre Off The Square Executive Board, Crime Stoppers Executive Board, Freedom House Executive Board, Relay for Life & Susan G Komen For the Cure. Current Community Involvement – Rotary Club of Weatherford, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Busch Legacy Republican Woman, Noon Lions Club of Weatherford, Parker County Republican Woman.
I want to design a program to help our senior citizens, disabled, non-profit organizations, animal rescue shelters and the community. This program will benefit everyone and give back to those who helped build this country. A leader does not knock people down, a leader brings people up.
Another of my objectives will be to take a look at the current court process, see about having court more often and considering evening court to expedite cases and to better work around Citizens and Attorney’s schedule. Having been a small business owner, I have a unique insight into the challenges of owning and operating a small business. I understand how difficult it can be when you’re owed money and need it to make payroll or pay the electric, this is where I will make every attempt to get cases into the court faster so the small business owner and Citizens can see results.
I will implement Teen Court program, which is a program that is designed to allow responsible teens to participate in all aspects of the judicial system. This will help our future leaders become more educated and be productive citizens.
“I can't imagine anyone better qualified for this position than Anne Hollis. She offers the best law enforcement mixed with a healthy dose of compassion and strength." Greenwood Baptist Church Pastor Brian Bond
"I have known Anne for a very long time. She will bring wisdom, experience, professionalism and compassion to the Justice System. Her personal commitment of a model citizen, a mom and a Texas Leader makes her the best choice." Business Owner Bob Tallman
"The ambition and desire Anne has to help people will be beneficial; she is dedicated and will work for the people!" Karate Grandmaster Bob Nuttall
Remember, there is power in numbers, and when we vote and get our family members to vote, we can truly make a difference. If you don’t vote for what you believe in, others will – and you may not like the outcome.
Thank you for your vote and support. Anne Hollis for Parker County Justice of the Peace Precinct #3.