Special to the Review
The Athens Review
Athens — Judge Milton K. Adams announces that he has placed his name on the ballot for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 in the March 4 2014 Republican Primary.
Adams has been service as a justice of the peace in Henderson County since being elected JP Precinct 6 in 1995.
“I have committed myself to honor the confidence that the people have given me these five terms in office,” Adams said. “The record shows that I have consistently answered calls during all times of the day or night for these may years. With the help of some outstanding clerks, we have provided an efficient and fair court process and experience.
Adams believes the JP court can impact the general public on an intimate and personal level.
“A justice of the peace court is called the People’s Court because of this immersion in people’s lives and events,” Adams said. “It is important that attributes such as experience, professionalism and compassion be examined when you fill these positions.
Adams is a fourth generation citizen of Henderson County citizen. He graduated from Trinity Valley Community College in 1990 and attended the University of Texas at Tyler. He has certificates in paralegal studies and legal research from UTT and from the Kilgore Police Academy. Adams also has obtained a certificate of study in dispute meditation from Dispute Mediation Services in Dallas.
Other classes Adams has completed include Medico Legal Investigation of Death, offered by the Wayne State University School of Medicine and 19 years of continuing education from Southwestern University.
Adams has more than 30 years employment within the criminal justice field, which includes work with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and as a Sergeant of Correctional Officers for the state of Texas. He is formerly the owner of Adams Bail Bonding, fugitive apprehension services and paralegal services, Adams also owned and operated remodeling and home improvement businesses in the county area. Adams was chief jailer and deputy sheriff during Charlie Fields tenure as county sheriff
Adams has complemented his work experience with time volunteering with community involvement in several organizations. He has been recognized twice, in 2001 and 20013 as a recipient of Hope Award from the East Texas Crisis Center for combating domestic violence and helping victims of domestic violence and violent crimes. In the four years that the Athens Daily Review included the category “Best Public Official” in its annual “Best of” section, Adams was honored twice. The readers chose Adams in 2000 and 2002.
“Thank you for your support and thanks, but political campaign contributions will not be excepted,” Adams said. “My phone number is 903-675-5505 for inquiry or signs.”