• JC For JP, Justice Of The Peace That Is

    When Comanche candidate for Justice of the Peace Johnny Conine called to ask if we would like to do an article on him as a candidate, I jumped at the chance to tell his story. Johnny is just  one of four candidates (Doug Caffey, Johnny Conine, Rex Plumlee, Jim Watson) seeking the office of JP, and he brings an interesting twist into the race because Johnny Conine is first and foremost a cowboy, not necessarily someone that I would have expected to run for public office.

    Johnny is homegrown, having lived his entire life in Comanche County. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1990 and has been involved in the ranching industry ever since. For the past sixteen years he has been employed by McCullough Cattle Company, owned by Janice and Joe Paul McCullough.

    Of course, my first question for the young man who was my student once upon a time was what makes him believe that he is qualified to hold the office of Justice of the Peace.

    “I’ve worked for Joe Paul and Janice since 1996, and I’ve seen over and over again that a man’s word is his bond. I also understand hard work, and I know the value of putting in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, something that I will bring to the JP’s office.

    “Ranching requires a lot of just plain old common sense, and I know that when a man sits in authority he has to bring his common sense with him. Every situation is different, and I plan to keep an open mind and a make decisions only after weighing them and considering all circumstances. I’m here to serve Comanche County; I am positively NOT on a power trip, and I think this is the key trait that I want to bring to the JP’s office.

    “I’m just a common man. I’ve never been in law enforcement and I’ve never held a public office, but I do know how to be fair and honest, and I believe that I am the right man for the job. I would really appreciate your vote.”

    And that about says it all, I’m thinking.

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    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    2 Responses to JC For JP, Justice Of The Peace That Is

    1. Terry Richardson says:

      I knew Johnny when he was a little boy and young man,[ I worked for his parents back in the 80’s]. Johnny was a great kid and was one that you could always depend one even at a young age, which impressed me that when you needed help around the shop I could always count one johnny even then at such a young age.

      Proud of him and then and now.
      Sincerely,
      Terry Richardson
      Merced Ca.

    2. Keith says:

      I went to school with Johnny and he is an honorable man. However, I’d like to know what his qualifications are. Does he have an in-depth knowledge of government operations, our state’s legal system, the responsibilities of a JP concerning the pronouncing of deaths, and so on? What experience, aside from farming and ranching, can he use as a basis to prove he is qualified for this position? Before I support someone for public office, I have to know that person is capable of performing the duties required of them from Day 1. At the moment, considering the lack of qualifications of too many other public servants, I have reservations.

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