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Harris County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Place 2

Elect Ray Shackelford

The justice of the peace courts are community courts that hear cases that impact our everyday lives. We need your support to make sure everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and receives justice. A vote for Ray Shackelford is a vote for you!

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My top priority as Justice of the Peace will be to ensure that citizens are given a voice. I will be a voice for the community as Justice of the Peace and I will accomplish this by focusing on three things:

Judge with compassion

I was born and raised in this community and have been serving it my entire life. I will ensure that members of the Houston community are able to achieve fair outcomes regardless of their education, station in life, or their ability to afford legal representation. I have experience working with clients facing eviction and have seen firsthand how much it impacts peoples’ lives.

Resolve matters efficiently

I will review all processes to streamline them and allow for the use of technology where it benefits citizens. I will also put a continuous improvement process in place that will actively track performance and efficiency indicators while incorporating feedback from those who interact with the court to improve their experience and ensure fairness in outcomes. We will balance the budget and make sure that we are making the optimal use of taxpayer money.

Impact the community

This court belongs to the people, and I will use it as a vehicle to get useful information into citizens’ hands. We will focus on preventative measures around eviction and foreclosure and provide a network of support in worst case scenarios. I will make monthly presentations to community organizations about the court and its functions. I will also provide tours of the court and develop an internship program open to high school & college students in the precinct. Finally, where possible, I will open the court’s facilities to civic clubs and community organizations as a meeting place.


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Ray Shackelford Campaign
1406 Southmore Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77004