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Law enforcement veteran Jimmy Don Clark is seeking the Republican nomination for Lamar County constable in Precinct 5.
“I see this as an opportunity to further my law enforcement career,” Clark said. “I want to use my experience and knowledge to let the citizens of Precinct 5 know they have a constable and who the constable is. I can accomplish this by working closely with the other law enforcement agencies in Lamar County and lending my assistance on any major incidents, helping in traffic control or by serving arrest warrants in Precinct 5.”
He faces incumbent Jimmy Hodges and Gerry Don Hines in the March 4 primary.
Clark has more than 34 years of law enforcement experience, all but six years of which has been in Lamar County. He has served as patrol officer, field training officer, narcotics investigator, patrol supervisor and criminal investigator. Clark currently works as an investigator with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, and has also worked for the Lewisville Police Department. He has received more than 1,400 training hours and holds a master certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
“A constable is a licensed peace officer and as such, has the same responsibilities as any other peace officer in Texas,” Clark said. “This office has a deputy constable, and I have been and had training as a supervisor. I have both the experience and qualifications to be constable.”
Clark and wife Susan, a registered cardiac sonographer at Paris Regional Medical Center, have been married 33 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.