My name is Broderick Sargent and I am a lifelong resident of Ellis County.

I am running in the Democratic primary for Ellis County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3.

As a candidate for Justice of the Precinct Precinct 3, I believe there can be justice and peace in a world filled with injustice and discord. When true justice reigns there is peace, such as the image of animals living in harmony and children not knowing fear.

It is a reminder of what life was like in the garden before the scene that brought a terrible discord.

I believe the challenge for this office is to preserve fairness, impartiality and integrity, no matter a person’s race, creed or color.

As Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, I believe I could make a difference in our community.

I will work to develop the personal and professional competence and skills necessary to exercise judicial responsibilities in an independent and impartial manner and improve the administration of justice.

I will also continue to service the community through ministry.

A resident of Waxahachie, I attended Waxahachie High School, Baylor University, Sidell Baptist Seminary and the Leadership Institute of America, where I earned certification in human behavior in 1998 specializing in conflict resolution. Through this training I was able to strengthen my leadership skills, problem solving abilities and decision-making skills for successful conflict resolution.

A long-time leader in the community, I have previously held elected office by serving on the Waxahachie City Council.

Following college, I played in the National Football League with the St. Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys, before returning to Waxahachie in order to give back and contribute to my community. In a life dedicated to serving others, I am seeking the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 in the March Democratic Primary Election.

My wife Sylvia and I have four children: Bethany, currently attending Navarro College in Waxahachie; Broderick II, currently attending Texas Lutheran University in Seguin; and Devany and Yoshu’a, attending grade school in Waxahachie.

Broderick Sargent, of Waxahachie, is a Democratic candidate for Ellis County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3.