(Seguin) -- Guadalupe County Court at Law Judge Robin V. Dwyer has officially filed for re-election. Judge Dwyer will be seeking the Republican nomination during the 2018 Republican March Primary.
Judge Dwyer says he wants to continue the work of the courts and continue implementing the experience that he has obtained during the last several years.
"I've been doing this since the first of January 2015 and my court, by agreement with the other county court at law judge, does a variety of different things primarily civil in nature. I do family law concurrent with the district court. I'm the juvenile judge for all of Guadalupe County which is also concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts. I'm the consented probate judge which includes all the guardianships in Guadalupe County. I also have a civil docket. My jurisdiction is from $500 to $200,000 so that includes by definition almost all the collection cases and other sort of business litigation that exist in the county. Part of that is I have jurisdiction over all the appeals from the four justice of the peace courts for small claims and evictions. I also do three treatment courts. One is a veterans treatment court, an adult drug court and juvenile drug court. It's a little bit different model and the reason I preface it with that is those are all things that I have experience in over all of my career. I will be a lawyer licensed for 40 years in May of 2018," said Judge Dwyer.
In 2016, Judge Dwyer was noted for working closely with the Office of Court Administration on the Guardianship Compliance Project "created to formulate best practices and evaluate how the reporting requirements are being met in 11 participating counties statewide.'
In addition to his time on the bench, Dwyer also has an extensive record of community service. Part of that record includes founding director and past president of the Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corporation; Seguin Main Street Advisory Board; the Guadalupe County Wildlife Management Association, past president of the Seguin Conservation Society and a former member of the Walnut Branch Park Revitalization Committee.
Judge Dwyer says his experience in the community, the knowledge in people and the judgment to do the job are all reasons why he feels he's the best person to continue the work.
"I have a moral compass that allows me to take care of children 10 to 17 in the juvenile court, wards and guardianships that require all sorts of paperwork and other annual reviews. I just think that those are things that require experience and discretion to be able to make decisions that are necessary to help the people that come to my court and I enjoy going to work everyday because I get to help people. I get to help people solve their problems. It's necessary that someone that understands these kinds of problems be on that bench and I think I'm the best guy to keep doing it. I want to do it for at least another four years," said Judge Dwyer.
The Republican Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6.