Meet the Candidate
Andrew "Andy" Nolan for Justice of the Peace — Precinct 3
Hi! I’m excited to meet you and thank you for allowing me to introduce myself and my qualifications. I feel I’m the best candidate for your next Justice of the Peace and here’s why!
First, I’m a Christian, Republican conservative with over 25 years of roots in our community. I have a vested interest in preserving our way of life in Johnson County.
I’m dual employed as both an a sergeant with the Fort Worth Police Department and an attorney. I’ve been a police officer for 26 years. I’ve been responsible for managing large budgets and helping facilitate the careers of many people.
My police experience is multi-faceted to say the least. I have experience in community policing as both an officer and a supervisor. In Internal Affairs, I investigated police misconduct and I also served as a detective in personal and property crimes. I also spent many years in patrol, handling a myriad of calls for service. In the past, I’ve maintained a working relationship with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office in working with financial crimes, revenge dating crimes, and elderly crime cases.
In my supervisor’s absence, I served as the district commander overseeing a policing district. Twenty-two years of my career I served the Fort Worth’s East side. I truly love serving those in need and protecting the city’s most vulnerable. I have written numerous arrest and search warrants for narcotics, stolen property and electronic items such as cell phones and computers. I’ve even appeared on the TV show Cops©. I’ve been a witness for the state countless times and I’ve assisted in ensuring that guilty suspects go to prison and the innocent go free. I’ve not only been to the game: I’ve played!
Here is a list of some of my other qualifications.
- Raised in a military household where father and brother both served in the U.S. Army. My father served three tours in Vietnam and Southeast Asia and was a recipient of a Bronze Star and a Meritorius Service Metal. (see http://oldspooksandspies.org/). Both grandfathers served in World War II. My first flight instructor flew 25 missions in a B-17 in World War II.
- Lawyer — Current member in good standing of the Texas State Bar. Licensed to practice law in 2013 and a graduate of Texas A&M School of Law (Formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law.) I work mainly pro bono (for free) and have worked on the Wesleyan Innocence Project helping to exonerate those wrongfully accused of crimes.
- Strong real estate background and understanding of forcible entry and detainers (evictions) as they relate to justice of the peace duties. As an attorney I have handled numerous types of cases from family, wills, estate, criminal and personal injury type cases. I was also a licensed Realtor® from 2001 to 2003.
- I understand the importance of protecting a person’s substantive and procedural due process. If elected, I will follow the law as written and not legislate from the bench.
- Married for 25 years to truly my better half, Cindy. Proud father of two daughters, who both attend Texas A&M University and were both counselors for the Pine Cove Christian Camp system in Tyler, Texas.
- Lived in Hogan Acres in precinct 3 Johnson County since 1997 and have attended Pathway Church (formerly St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church) since I moved my family to our community.
- Conservative Christian with understanding of the necessity of service, fairness, and equality. Ethical decision making, service and stewardship are some of my core values.
- Avid pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association.
Simply put, I’ve been to the game, not as a spectator in the stands but as a player on the field. I know the rules and I’m ready to play!