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January 9, 2014

Vinson one of four GOP candidates vying for vacated Pct. 3 position

Dusty Vinson is ramping up his candidacy for Parker County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, on the Republican party ticket for the March 4 primary election.

Vinson is one of four Republican candidates seeking the seat along with Greg Martin, Anne M. Hollis and Jerry L. Hataway. The current seat-holder, Judge Suzie Merkley, decided to not seek re-election.

With 21 years of experience “working for and faithfully serving the citizens of Parker County,” Vinson said he has a vision for a “responsive justice system.”

“The justice of the peace court is the people’s court,” said Vinson. “Therefore, it is imperative to render competent, fair and ethical justice and to assure a level playing field for both the defendant and the plaintiff. I assure you that in my court, everybody will be treated equally.”

While Dusty currently serves as the senior investigator for the Parker County District Attorney, he said his cumulative law enforcement expertise will allow him to “objectively weigh the facts and apply the law in each individual case.”

Vinson formerly served as lieutenant at the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, where he commanded the patrol division and gained experience creating, maintaining and operating a $1.3 million dollar patrol budget. During that time, Vinson also supervised the department’s communications division, the Drug Interdiction Program and the School Resource Officer Program.

He is also a former narcotics agent who served with the Cross Timbers Narcotics Task Force. Vinson said during his tenure as a narcotics agent he became well versed in preparing, obtaining and executing search and arrest warrants.

Vinson claims multiple certifications, including a master peace officer certification and police instructor certification, and says he has logged hundreds of training hours throughout the years. He was recently recognized by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association as a professional investigator.

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