A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee county through 5am Saturday. A few areas of rain and thunderstorms could still be possible through the overnight hours. While most of this should remain below severe levels, a few storms (if they can redevelop) could brings gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder, & lightning. Overall threat is diminishing through 3am.
One of the races being voted on in Brazos County is for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4.
That race is the latest we're highlighting as part of our coverage of the upcoming election, and it's a race with three candidates running strongly.
The incumbent is Democrat Ramiro Quintero. The judge got his education in Bryan, and graduated from SFA High School. He's held the JP position since 1998.
"I'm more knowledgeable with 200-plus hours of training continuous education through the state of Texas," Quintero said. "Overall, with 400 medical warrants, mental health warrants, having read the rights to over 5,000 defendants, trying to work with the community and make this community a better place to live."
The Republican nominee is Mike Fleming, a LeTourneau University graduate who previously served as KBTX sports director in the 1970s. He recently retired as a regional sales manager at 3-M.
"I'm the candidate of issues in this race," Fleming said. "I want to change things, such as bonds, to make sure everyone's treated fairly. I also want to be able to make sure the citizens have time to come into court. We're going to have the courts open until 8 o'clock at night, so if you're working for a living, you don't have to take off from work."
The Libertarian candidate is Linda Wilbert, a lifelong resident of Bryan who graduated from Prairie View A&M. She's currently serving as a special education coordinator for Eagle Academies of Texas.
"I have a great repoire with a lot of with a lot of people in the community," Wilbert said. "I run in circles with a lot of people, all levels of people. It doesn't matter. I don't have a respective person. I feel that because of my backgrounds and my upbringing by my parents -- that we are to treat others like we would want to be treated -- that I would be able to conquer this position with no problems."
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