The Justice of the Peace is truly the people’s court. It is designed so that you do not need a lawyer to present your case or to defend yourself. Historically in Denton County the Justice of the Peace roles have been filled by non-lawyer judges. This often works best because a lawyer must unlearn everything they know to be a Justice of the Peace. The scope of law that you deal with is very limited and it is more about hearing both sides and following a good process.
As a Justice of the Peace you make judgments about small claims, evictions and tenant disputes as well as traffic tickets. While these cases are extremely important to the people involved, having a law degree or knowing how evidence is supposed to be gathered by law enforcement is of no value. What you need to be a good servant of the people is the ability rule impartially and within the confines of the law.
The Republicans who are running for Justice of the Peace will talk about how conservative they are or how much experie…

How to donate to my campaign

If you would like to donate to my campaign I can only take checks at this time. Please make your check out to: Callaway For District 26
PO Box 2144
Roanoke, TX 76262
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Why I am running

I have followed politics and the news since I was a kid and knew that someday I would run for office.I always pictured myself as a Republican that Democrats could support, I wanted an army of Callaway Democrats just like my hero Ronald Reagan.It is ironic that I am now a Democrat who will need Callaway Republicans to win in November of 2018.
The events of 2015 and 2016 would reveal things about the party that I had loved and the ideology that I had embraced since my youth.I was never comfortable with the rise of the Tea Party in 2010, their anger and ugly nature bothered me.I had assumed that these folks were the exception and the extreme.Today it is clear that they are the driving force of the Party.
Initially I was a reluctant Hillary Clinton supporter, the change from NeverTrump Republican to Conservative Democrat would happen slowly throughout 2016.My final break with the Republicans came after the Access Hollywood tape was released and the reaction that came with it.Many of the …

Conservative vs. Progressive

Does the addition of Conservative Democrats water down the Progressive mission?

This is a really important question and one that we must address. It is not just important to me since I am one of those Conservative Democrats, it is important because we must be united if we want to win in November of 2018. But how do you do this?

First, recognize the difference between properly seeing the problem and the solution to fix it. The way we see the problem and the moral and just outcomes we seek can NEVER be watered down. To give that up would be a rejection of our principles; if you believe that healthcare is a privilege based on the good decisions that you made, we are not the party for you. We see 23 million people losing their insurance as a bad thing and we envision an outcome that protects essential medical benefits and keeps cost reasonable.

The solutions to fix the problem is where things can and will get messy. Not everyone sees everything the same way and people feel very pas…

It's a long way to the top if your a Democrat in Texas

I started out as reluctant supporter of Hillary Clinton as the best worst choice, to a big fan of the Secretary of State.  From a NeverTrump Republican, to a Conservative Democrat.  From someone who thought he would run for office as a bridge building Republican, to the Democratic candidate for Justice of the Peace in Denton County.