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Poynor seeks re-election as JP

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, December 14, 2013

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Clay Poynor of Bridgeport announced Monday he will seek a sixth term as Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace.

Clay Poynor

He’ll face Teresa Graves in the March 4 Republican primary.

Poynor said he has a proven track record for positive leadership and hard work.

“A judge is much more than a judicial official for the court,” he said. “A judge is a community leader. Having spent my whole life serving the Precinct 4 community, I know the trials and joys that the position brings.

“Experience is essential when implementing new changes that happen in the courts, such as the new civil rules that have recently changed,” he said.

He also noted that he has “an excellent working relationship with judges and elected officials across the state of Texas.”

Poynor is a 1971 graduate of Bridgeport High School and has lived in Wise County for 40 years. He and his wife, Sandra, have three children and three grandchildren.

He is self-employed and a member of the Bridgeport and Runaway Bay chambers of commerce and Grace Fellowship Church. He attended Cisco and Weatherford junior colleges in the early 1970s.

Poynor is a Region One Director for the Texas Justice Court Judges Association and is a 2013 Judicial College Scholar recipient.

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