Friday March 25, 2011
Constable Bruce Elfant
The Justices of the Peace and Constables Association (JPCA) of Texas honored Representative Todd Hunter at a recent event at the state Capitol in Austin for his outstanding public service on justice and law enforcement issues.
Representative Hunter, who formerly served as Chair of Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence was instrumental in helping Justices of the Peace last session as they fought against a bill that would have mandated unnecessary requirements for JPs. In a hearing that Chairman Hunter oversaw, dozens of JPs came to testify. The bill died in committee.
Judge David Cobos (Midland County), who serves as Justice of the Peace Legislative Chair, said, “Chairman Todd Hunter is an exceptional legislator. He always makes time to listen to the issues and provide excellent advice and assistance.”
Constable Bruce Elfant (Travis County), echoed these sentiments when he stated, “Chairman Hunter has been a consistent supporter of the mission of Justices of the Peace and Constables. We appreciate the process the Chairman has for his committees and find him to be impartial and fair.”
Hunter now serves as Chair of the House Calendars Committee, a powerful committee which decides which bills will make it to the floor for consideration by all House members. As Constable Ron Hickman (Harris County) declared, “ I believe I speak for our entire association when I say that we look forward to continuing to work with Chairman Hunter for the remainder of this session and hopefully in the years to come.”