(SPEECH – ANNOUNCEMENT NOV. 7, 2017 in LUBBOCK COUNTY COURT HOUSE)
Thank you for being here. My name is Mark Meurer. I am grateful to be here today to announce my intent to run for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. I have lived in Precinct 2 most of my life and I want to serve these people justly, fairly and in a manner, that is respectful and follows the law. This court is the people’s court and the best way for me to serve is by being is this office. I know where the law and business intersect.
I have 22 years’ experience in the financial services industry, part of which was helping people save money for their later years in life. I served as an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction. This involved building an organization to the point of becoming a National Marketing Director with insurance agents and securities licensed representatives across the United States. An additional part of my responsibility was to make sure our representatives and agents were in compliance on the securities side of the business. I was also an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction over all my organizational branch offices. This meant conducting internal inspections of branch offices to insure compliance within security laws, review customer records, maintain a record of customer complaints and conduct meetings regarding compliance. So, I have a good amount of experience related to the law.
I am a business man and involved in numerous organizations and serve on many boards for non-profit organizations that represent our community. I am currently president of the Slaton Senior Citizens board, Chairman for the Slaton Area Endowment, Board rep for the Community Foundation of West Texas, a member of Lions Club and several others.
The past 11 years, I have served at Mercy Retreat Center. First as co-director and the past several years I have been the Director, trying to help make each retreat groups experience a memorable one. One of the first things the past director said to me was…we are here to serve the people that come through the door. I am also active within our church community in several capacities. So, these things combined is how I have tried to live a life of service and make a difference.
I have had the opportunity to sit in Jim Dulin’s court room to observe and learn the different aspects of a court. I have learned that litigants of both sides will be listened to equally and be treated fairly. This precinct is a high-volume court where everyone can come without an attorney and feel comfortable. My goal as Justice of the Peace is for this court to continue to treat each person with respect and dignity I want to make a difference in the lives of people that come through the court room, especially the young people. The younger generation is our future. I believe the court room can be a place to help and encourage all who have a reason to be here.
This court is the people’s court and I want to continue to serve our community and represent Precinct 2 by being your next Justice of the Peace.
Community Foundation of West Texas – Board Member
Catholic Foundation, Lubbock Diocese – Board as Vice Chairman
Slaton Area Endowment – Chairman and Founder
Harvey House – Board Member
Mercy Manna – Board Member
Lubbock Lions Club – Member
Slaton Lions Club – Member
Association of Fund raising Professionals – Member
Slaton Senior Citizen Center – Board President
Knights of Columbus – Member
St Joseph Church Financial Council – Member
Slaton 5th Friday – Committee Member
Slaton Ministerial Alliance – Member
Mercy Retreat Center – Director
Mark’s Cell # 806-789-8456
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