Weatherford Opinion

Hollis makes a run for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

My motto is “Leadership means service.” That means I don't sit around waiting or hoping for something to happen. As a leader, I make amazing things happen. There are no excuses or blame, I will deliver solutions, results and go above and beyond the call of duty.

I have lived in Parker County for over 30 years and been a part of this community in many different ways, from PTA President, Weatherford Soccer Association Coach and Referee, to being on the Theatre Off The Square Executive Board, Crime Stoppers Executive Board and Freedom House Executive Board. I am currently a member of Rotary Club of Weatherford, Republican Woman and an Honorary member of the Busch Legacy Republican of Woman organization.

I am a strong believer that God put me on this earth to help; he has blessed me with a wonderful husband, great kids and an awesome career so that I can give back to those in their time of need.

I am a 20-year veteran with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office and, in addition, my husband John and I have been longtime small business owners. We enjoy starting businesses, getting them going and eventually selling them, which gives other people the opportunity to own small businesses.

Having been a small business owner, I have a unique insight into the challenges of owning and operating a small business. I am also business-orientated with management, supervising and budgeting skills. 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 can help get cases into the court and get results faster. Because “leadership means service.” It is important for everyone to be treated equal, fair and with respect.

Doing a good job is not enough, I am a leader that steps up and takes initiative. My goal is to make the whole judicial process work for all citizens, as well as for members of the law enforcement community. I possess a unique insight into the experiences of members of the business community, the law enforcement community and issues that impact parents.

I have been at the Parker County Sheriff’s Office since 1993. I started out in the jail and learned the arraignment process.

Since that time, I have had the opportunity to work in many different roles like Advanced Crime Scene Investigator, Advanced Fingerprint Comparator, Family Violence Investigator, Property Crimes, Juvenile Investigator, Fugitive Unit, Narcotics Unit, Civil Processing, School Resource Officer, Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol Unit and I am currently a Patrol Supervisor.

Ninety percent of the Parker County schools are in Precinct No. 3, which means a higher number of truancy cases will be heard in this court. I have experience working with juveniles in the schools, as a School Resource Officer and as a Juvenile Investigator. I also raised five kids and helped with a lot of my friends’ children.

I have also been involved in organizing and starting programs like the Child Support Program, which allows non-paying parents a final chance to begin paying before criminal charges are filed. I was on the Freedom House Executive Board and assisted with creating R.E.A.C.T., which is a volunteer group that is trained to go to scenes and council citizens in a crisis.

I have experience writing arrest warrants as well as Affidavits for Search Warrants and know what to look for in them so that there is equality to everyone!

I also have experience with issues involving young people, their safety and their well-being since, besides my law enforcement background, my husband and I have four children— one is currently serving as a Marine and is deployed in Afghanistan, plus we had custody of three additional kids and helped raised many nieces, nephews and cousins.

What inspired me to run for this particular office?

I feel our legal system needs to be based on the principle that an independent, fair and competent judiciary that will interpret and apply the laws that govern us. The role of the judiciary is central to our concepts of justice and the rule of law. Intrinsic to all sections of this Code of Judicial Conduct are the precepts that judges, individually and collectively, we must respect and honor the judicial office as a public trust and strive to enhance and maintain confidence in our legal system.

I know I can provide guidance to assist in establishing and maintaining high standards of judicial and personal conduct and will provide a service to the community as independent witness of statutory declarations, powers of attorney and affidavits.

"I have known Anne Hollis for a very long time. She will bring wisdom, experience, professionalism and compassion to the justice system,” said small business owner Bob Tallman. “Her personal commitment of a model citizen, a mom and Texas leader makes her the best choice.”

“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,” said Greenwood Baptist Church Pastor Brian Bond.