Commerce municipal judge seeks Justice of the Peace seat
Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor

Jan. 27, 2006 - Demetra Robinson of Como is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace in the March primary election.

Robinson, who currently serves as presiding municipal judge for the city of Commerce, said she has a broad range of experience with law enforcement and the judicial system.

"I have worked for both Hopkins County Attorney's Office and for the 8th Judicial Community Supervision and Corrections Adult Probation Office," she said. "I served as criminal secretary and later worked as the hot check administrator."

In the probation office, Robinson said, she started as secretary and receptionist and was promoted to indirect technical monitoring compliance of probationers who no longer lived in the district to make sure all conditions of probation were met.

"In 2000, I went to work for the city of Commerce municipal court," she said. "Initially, I served as court clerk and associate judge. In 2003, I was appointed by the city council to serve as the presiding municipal judge."

The candidate said she received judicial training through the Texas Municipal Courts Association and has accumulated more than 150 hours of judicial training from the education center.

"I have faithfully executed the duties of judge in Commerce and look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience home to Hopkins County and serving the citizens here," Robinson said. "Hopkins County is my home, and I want to give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family."

Demetra Robinson is married to John "Bubba" Robinson and is the daughter of the Rev. D.K. and Joyce Epting Young. She is a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and attended Northeast Texas Community College.

Robinson also serves as musician for Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Birthright and Independent Baptist Church of Como.

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