Protecting Justice of the Peace and Constable interests at the state capitol is about personal relationships. Our positive relationships with state representatives and senators have paid dividends for JPCA at the capitol. In an effort to reach out to more legislators during the legislative session, we need your help!


Our challenge is to quickly develop relationships with and educate the members about the importance of justices of the peace (JPs) and constables as the courts and law enforcement closest to the people.


The legislator who knows you and respects your work is not likely to vote to adversely affect JPs and constables. And since senators and representatives usually respond more favorably to people they know from home, we are asking you to take responsibility to educate your representatives and senators about the importance of JPs and constables in your community.

If you know a state representative and/or state senator in your area and we can call upon you to make contact regarding legislation that affects justices of the peace and constables, please provide your contact information in the form below. If you would like to receive legislative updates, please complete the form and include your email address to get the updates or click here to download a pdf form for submission.


JPCA wants us to have close working relationships with our legislators. History has proven that legislators want to know what their particular constable or JP thinks about an issue that is before them when we call or visit their offices. It’s particularly gratifying when their constable or JP is already on a first name basis and has already called them on an issue. We will live or die by being able to call on those relationships.
— Deputy Constable Bobby Gutierrez