Greg Martin declares candidacy in Precinct #3. Mr. Martin believes that the personal need to be treated with respect during courtroom proceedings is one of the most critical factors to a successful trial, next to being able to discern the facts with wisdom and integrity. He also believes that the Office demands someone who has a broad base of knowledge and hands-on experience in varied fields, along with specific and special people skills. “I don’t believe that anyone with only one type of experience, whether in business, law enforcement, or law, would necessarily be the right fit for the job. A candidate who has excellent business, mediation, legal and law enforcement contacts, will be the best candidate for a position that demands excellence!” Accustomed to working long hours in his businesses, Martin said, “I believe the best Judges bring their work home with them in order to complete their research for the next day’s case load.”
Greg Martin’s expertise is broad based. “I deal continuously with many people in law enforcement including patrol officers, detectives, Police Chiefs, FBI Agents, and various professionals from 3- letter organizations. I’m knowledgeable in evidence process, investigations, risk management, and interact with many people from all walks of life. For someone who has not been a Peace Officer, I’ve had a tremendous amount of interaction with law enforcement and lawyers over the years in my businesses. My broad skill set will assist me in conducting myself as the type of jurist that will be known for honesty, fairness, integrity and fulfilling the law in a manner consistent with decorum required for the position.”
In 1984, he began his first experience as a Private Investigator and in 1998 became a consultant for Maverick Investigations in Phoenix, Arizona, a firm specializing in investigations and dispatching special operations teams worldwide. He was later promoted to the position of Risk Management Divisional Director. Martin’s business partner, Thomas Watson, is a former Department of Justice employee and U.S. Border Patrol Agent who continues assisting the Justice Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Martin was homeschooled from his freshman through senior years, when it was not the popular thing to do. After his parents realized that he was on pace to finish high-school early, he took his first job at age 16, in 1977, as a golf cart and outside golf services attendant at Diamond Oaks Golf Club in Fort Worth. Martin earned his GED, attended Tarrant County College, and later completed his Bachelors in Marketing, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate in Law. He is a former professional golfer who in the 1990’s went to PGA Tour Qualifying School and has headed up numerous start-up businesses on the internet.
The Leading Edge Radio Network is a 24- hour internet radio network promoting faith, family and freedom which Mr. Martin is CEO. Mr. Martin is also currently Chief Executive Officer of Mancuso Martin Entertainment. His business partner in this venture is actor Nick Mancuso, who has over 300 films to his credit.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin have 6 children, 3 of whom attend Weatherford Christian School. They are also the proud grandparents of 8, with a 9th grandchild due in February. Mr. Martin, a native Texan, grew up in Fort Worth and Bedford. They moved to Weatherford in November, 2010 from Pennsylvania after 17 years on the East Coast.
“I believe the justice system is still based on the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.You must prove your case using the Rules. Many people get angry and lose their case. Others believe some internet legal myth will help them win. A fact of a case may be certain, yet not be "admissible evidence." Those coming into court with "facts," without knowing how to get those facts admitted into the court's record as "admissible evidence," generally lose their case unless the Judge isn’t familiar, or the opposing attorney fails to do their job! Only "admissible evidence" wins in court.
"I want to make this a court where communication between the parties solves problems, particularly in civil cases. I have seen mediation in civil suits work extremely well at all levels, from Justice to Federal court. The positive results of mediation and arbitration will save the plaintiff, defendant and Parker County countless hours, money and aggravation. I believe if people knew more about the law, the court and mediation, we would have fewer cases clogging the courts. One of my goals as Judge will be to provide legal education, not legal advice. I believe this can be achieved through continuing legal education and settlement mediation conferences. The Justice of the Peace must be required to follow the law; understand the rules of the case and procedures necessary to resolve and decide cases and work diligently with the parties that make appearances, as they remain fair under the rules of the respective court. What many outsiders fail to understand is that ex parte communications are not allowed between the Judge, Plaintiffs or Defendants.”
“On the criminal side of court, the justice system must stop making excuses for repeat offenders and deal with crimes and victims. I will be tough on crime, yet merciful where applicable under the law, knowing that God is our ultimate Judge. I will not be soft on criminals; law enforcement officials will appreciate my stance on crime and punishment. I intend to use the position of Justice of the Peace to continue to serve my community and to ensure that the Court operates within the law in a competent, consistent and fair manner. The best Judges ensure they spend the time making correct rulings since no Judge wants a case overturned on appeal.”
“ I believe the citizens of Parker County want to continue with common sense on the bench. Therefore, I would appreciate your support and your vote as your next Parker County Justice of the Peace in Precinct 3. My experience as a businessman will continue fair and balanced justice to the court in Precinct 3.”
For more information on Greg Martin, please visit:
Keeping Common Sense on the Bench™ – Greg Martin
“Greg Martin is not a current or former law enforcement officer, nor is he a politician; however, he is highly experienced in working with all levels of law enforcement, including three letter agencies. His 30 year business background guarantees the people of Parker County that all civil and criminal matters will be fairly conducted in Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Court.
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