David Peck, former captain with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, has announced his candidacy for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace for Orange County. 

Peck has accrued more than 2,100 hours of classroom time with specialized training in criminal and civil law, and has worked 28 years in the criminal justice field serving 18 years in management positions. He is an alumnus of the College of the Mainland Criminal Justice Academy in Texas City, and the Sam Houston State Graduate Management Institute.

 If elected, the office will continue to maintain a positive working relationship with citizens, county and city officials, Peck said. 

“As an advocate for our schools, I will work directly with school officials, to deter delinquent behavior, taking a direct approach by going into the classrooms and communicating with our youth in a positive way,” he said. 

He also stated he will help the schools function without undue interruption, and it is his intention to work closely with local clergy members in particular areas of need. He looks forward to serving the citizens honestly and fairly with an open mind, he said, applying governing law while giving full attention to each case and learning from and working with the staff of Precinct 1.

He is married to the former Patsy Stanfield of Orange, an independent agent for Traverus Travel. They are active with North Orange Baptist Church. He asks for voters support and invites any questions or comments by calling him at 883-2522.