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Can a Justice of the Peace (elected official) be allowed to…

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Can a Justice of the Peace (elected official) be allowed to have his spouse as his chief clerk in his office

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Not that I know of but I had heard someone complained to state couple of years ago. He is up for re-election and it is one of those things nobody seems to find out for sure if legal, unethical or otherwise

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I could find no ethics opinion for the state commission on judicial standards on this issue.Here are all of those opinions..

http://www.txcourts.gov/media/678096/JudicialEthicsOpinions.pdf

You can request an opinion here, open to public

http://www.scjc.texas.gov/contact/contact-us/

I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Gosh, have already seen all those 172 pages, was hoping you could narrow it down a bit

See opinion 290 here page 166 and there are a couple after that.Thanks for letting me clarify.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you, ***** ***** look at that. We are small town people getting tired of "good ole boy" politics around here. Too many connections within four county employees and elected officials.

I agree it certainly ash the appearance of being in conflict.Thanks again and thanks for rating 5 stars at top of page.Have a great day

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