Kerr Kubatzky files for Williamson County JP #3
Katherine Kerr Kubatzky, a small business owner and 22-year resident of Williamson County, filed as a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 in the Democratic primary on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.
Ms. Kerr Kubatzky secured 771 signatures of registered Precinct 3 voters, well over the 500 minimum, required to earn a place on the ballot. The petition is in lieu of a $1,000 filing fee.
“My years of experience as a former newspaper reporter covering courts and law enforcement in Wichita Falls and Brazoria and Harris Counties give me a solid understanding of how the judicial system works. That, coupled with my professional career working for social service agencies serving the most vulnerable people in our state, as well as my volunteer service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) advocating for children in the foster care system, gives me the broad-view perspective necessary for being a fair and effective justice of the peace,” said Ms. Kerr Kubatzky.
“A judge is not supposed to be pro-prosecution and law enforcement or pro-defense,” said Ms. Kerr Kubatzky. “My responsibility and pledge will be to weigh the facts and make decisions based on the law. I also will work to make sure the court operates in service to the citizens and the community.”
Ms. Kerr Kubatzky said she will work to make the court more accessible. She will offer night and/or weekend hours to serve working residents, reduce the number of nonviolent offenders sent to the Williamson County jail simply because they can’t afford to pay their fines, and ensure that the court’s primary role is not viewed as being a revenue stream for the county.
Ms. Kerr Kubatzky and her husband, Tim Kubatzky, own and operate Polaris Non-Profit Solutions, a consulting service for nonprofit organizations. Their three sons, Corey, Erin and Lindsay, graduated from Georgetown High School.
She has served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, an elder and deacon at First Presbyterian Church, communications chair for the anti-racism group Courageous Conversations of Georgetown, facilitator for Interfaith Action of Central Texas and One Human Race, volunteer for Partnerships for Children’s Heart Gallery of Central Texas, and as a board member for the Religion Communicators Council, a national professional association for communicators for faith-based organizations.