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Politics: Amy Peacock in running for JP1

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Amy Peacock announced her candidacy Monday for the Republican nominaion for Hopkins County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1.

A 1992 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, Peacock has for the last seven years been an investigator for Adult Protective Services with the state.

“I continued to work with our local law enforcement as well as other agencies across Northeast Texas,” she said. “My duties were similar to those in the Justice of the Peace's office. I take a filed complaint, talk to those involved, collect and analyze the evidence and then determine whether to validate the case and send it to prosecutors or invalidate and close the case. I have to be impartial when I listen to both sides and use this with the evidence to make my conclusions. This job has also provided me with continuing education in the latest aspects of law enforcement and changes in the state’s statutes.”

Previously, Peacock worked with former District Judge Robert Newsom in the county attorney's office, where she said she assisted with putting cases together, filing with the courts and collecting evidence brought into the office.

“While attending the police academy, I had the privilege to intern with Sheriff Butch Adams and members of the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office as well as the Sulphur Springs Police Department,” she said. “Upon completing the academy, I continued my education, graduating from Texas A&M-Commerce with a bachelors degree of science in criminal justice.

She is the daughter of Richard and Reba Mabry Dodd, and is married to Jonathan Peacock. She has two children, Coby Steele and Cortni Steele.

 

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