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February 16, 2014

MEET THE CANDIDATE: Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace candidate Anne-Marie Hollis

The WD recently sent questionnaires to the candidates in contested county races in the March 4 primary elections. The candidates were asked to provide background information and answers, in 300 words or less, to questions posed to them. Early voting begins Feb. 18. Today we look at the four Republican primary candidates for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3. There is no Democratic opponent.

Name: Anne-Marie Hollis

Age: 44

Occupation: Parker County Sheriff’s law enforcement officer.

Family: spouse John Hollis (18 years); four grown children – youngest son is in the Marines stationed in Afghanistan. We also raised two nieces and a nephew and have two grandchildren with one on the way.

Educational background: Weatherford middle school and high school; National Education Center–1992 Medical Assistant; Weatherford College–Police Academy Peace Officer License; law enforcement field training officer; certified law enforcement TCLEOSE instructor; Austin Texas Department of Public Safety Academy–Advanced Fingerprint Comparison; Tarrant County Sheriff’s Academy–homicide investigations, child abuse prevention and death investigation, financial/computer crimes investigations, juvenile investigations; Grand Prairie Police Academy–advanced crime scene investigations; Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations–crime scene reconstruction; Reids Interview & Technique–interview and interrogation; Florida  Department of Public Safety–computer crimes and forensics.

Professional affiliations or memberships: Texas Municipal Police Association; Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction; Homicide Investigators of Texas; East Parker County Chamber of Commerce.

Community involvement: past community involvement – Pythian Sisters; Wright Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) president; Hall Junior High PTA vice president; Ninth Grade Center PTA Fundraiser Chair, Weatherford High School PTA Membership Chair, Weatherford Soccer Association Coach & Referee, Boy Scouts of America Volunteer, Theatre Off The Square Executive Board,  Crime Stoppers executive board; Freedom House executive board; Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Current community involvement – 22-year member of Greenwood Baptist Church; Rotary Club of Weatherford; Meals on Wheels; Busch Legacy Republican Woman; Noon Lions Club of Weatherford; Zonta Club of Weatherford; Parker County Republican Woman.

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