Call for Nominations

Nominations are Closed!

Nominee Bios and Photos

Election time is coming and we need good people from around the state to continue the tradition of dedication and commitment set by current and past officers and board members. Become involved; submit a nomination now.

The Nomination Committee of the TJA will be selecting a slate of candidates for the following positions:

The person elected will serve progressively through the vice presidential chairs to become your president. Give some serious thought to this nomination and present yourself, or someone else, to the Nomination Committee. The eligibility for this elected office is contingent upon active “professional” membership in good standing with the Association for a period of one year prior to election. The member must have served at least one year on the Board of Directors in order to be eligible for this position. The member elected will be required to attend approximately four meetings per year.

Two Positions Available

The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the Association. The President shall be the presiding officer at all board meetings. The Board shall be empowered to authorize expenditures for the general business of the Association, authorize additional expenditures, and set appropriate charges. The Board may enter into any agreement or contract with other personnel or organizations for the advancement of the Association. Eligibility for this elected office is contingent upon active “professional” membership in good standing with the Association for a period of one year prior to election. Members elected to this position shall serve a three year term in office.

Nominations with an attached resume, picture, and letter of endorsement from the agency head are to be returned to TJA Headquarters, Attention: Sharese Hurst, Box 2296, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296. All packets will be sent to the Nomination Committee Chair for verification of eligibility and distribution to committee members.

Guidelines for nominations

  1. Individuals must be professional members in good standing as specified in the by-laws at the time of nomination.
  2. Nominating Committee members shall not be considered for office.
  3. Only hard copies of nominations will be considered. Self-nominations are acceptable.
  4. Office being sought shall be identified in the nomination.
  5. Endorsement of the affected agency head must accompany the nomination. Nominations lacking the agency head’s endorsement will not be considered for office.
  6. Elections shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article VI of the by-laws.


Nominations must be received by February 28, 2017.
All nominations shall contain the following for consideration: Full name, current occupation, official title, business address and phone number, a brief biographical sketch (not to exceed 50 words), a letter of endorsement from the agency head, and a picture (please send in JPEG format). The picture will be included on election materials. Nominations received after the deadline cannot be considered.

*Successful nominees should have the support of their Sheriff because the positions require significant time and travel away from the office. The duties may include teaching throughout the State, conference preparation, speaker introduction and class moderation, registration, reconciliation of monies, and inventory. If you possess the skillset, knowledge, dedication and commitment to service, TJA is looking for you. The rewards are great and the benefits are many. Be an integral part of an Association whose mission is advancing the professional career of corrections.

Nomination Committee Chair:

Todd Allen
1st Vice President, TJA
Tom Green County
122 W. Harris
San Angelo, Texas 76903
(325) 659-6597

Nomination Committee:

Martin Gonzales
2nd Vice-President
Atasocsa County
1108 Campbell Avenue
Jourdanton, TX 78026
(830) 769-3434

Angela Garcia
Member at Large
Hale County
1900 South Columbia
Plainview, TX 79072
(806) 293-5377