of the Peace Jim Schweitzer formally announced his candidacy for re-election in
the upcoming March Republican Primary. Portions
of Galveston Island, Santa Fe, Tiki Island, Bayou Vista, Omega Bay, Hitchcock,
Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, and League City comprise Precinct 2.
to Judge Schweitzer, “the reduction of JP precincts from eight to four continues
to bring new opportunities and challenges to the growing and diverse population
in Galveston County. The communities in Precinct 2 are unique with their own
identities and problems yet share the same values of working to make life
better for the citizens of Galveston.”
fifteen years as Justice of the Peace and nine years as the Judge of the
Galveston Municipal Court provide Judge Schweitzer with a unique experience and
perspective for transitioning the citizens and police departments within the
Judge Schweitzer graduated from the University
of Houston Law School and has continuously practiced law in Galveston County. He
is Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal
Specialization and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He is a
former President of the Galveston County Justices of the Peace and Constables
Association as well as a former statewide instructor for the Texas Justice
Court Training Center.
change but values remain constant. Judge
Schweitzer believes that “the most effective government is government closest
to the people. The Justice of the Peace has consistently remained one of the
closest elected officials to Texans.” Judge Schweitzer intends to continue
working hard not only for Precinct 2 but for all Galveston County residents.