Assistant Garland fire chief running for Rockwall Co. Justice of Peace

 Jack James

An assistant Fire Chief with the City of Garland for the past 15 years and long-time Rockwall County resident has announced his candidacy for Rockwall County Justice of the Peace, Precincts 1 & 4, in the March Republican Primary.

Jack James, 57, who with his family has lived in Rockwall County for over 30 years, is currently responsible for the day-to-day Fire and Emergency Medical Services operations for 11 fire stations. A firefighter for the City of Garland for 34 years, for five of those years he oversaw a $15 million operating budget.  

“I know what it takes to run an effective and efficient agency,” James said.  “I know how to resolve conflict, deal with complaints and make personnel and fiscal decisions that affect many people with different points of view. As Rockwall County continues to grow, these skills will directly transfer to the role of Justice of the Peace. I have been a public servant my entire adult life and would be honored to serve the people of Royse City, Fate and Rockwall.”

“My goal is to serve the people of Royse City, Fate and Rockwall in an honest and fair manner,” he added. “I have no hidden agenda and no desire for personal gain, but I do have a set of skills and values which I believe will serve this great county for which I feel such a strong commitment.”

The candidate graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.  He has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD, and holds a Master Firefighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire protection.

His wife of 31 years, Judy, has been a Rockwall ISD teacher for more than 14 years. His daughter-in-law, Lindsey Qualls James, is also a Rockwall teacher. His son, Justin James, is a firefighter for the City of Mesquite. His daughter, Jennifer James, is a CPA/Auditor in Dallas.

The James attend Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall.


1 Response for “Assistant Garland fire chief running for Rockwall Co. Justice of Peace”

  1. Bob Evans says:

    Fireman Does Not Equal Judge

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