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Bishop seeking second term as Constable Pct. 1

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Liberty County Constable Pct. 1 Tammy Bishop is excited to announce her bid for re-election to that office in hopes of representing residents for a second term. 

Bishop, who made history as the first woman elected to a law enforcement position in Liberty County, hopes to continue representing the community. 

“I would like to continue to grow trust in the community because we are doing our job,” Bishop said. 

Bishop believes that trust is partly due to the work she and her staff have done to improve the office and the performance of the duties that a constable is entrusted with by the law. 

After taking office, Bishop inherited a backlog of civil papers that had not been served and a necessity to play catchup in that role. 

“When I took office, there were approximately 200 unserved civil papers from the previous constable. In my first week, I served or attempted to serve all 200,” Bishop said. 

Upon taking office, Bishop also discovered her department did not have a properly equipped patrol car and worked with Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader to assemble a unit for the department. 

Bishop began her career in public service in 1994 and has held positions across the board in law enforcement with the Liberty County Jail, police dispatch, animal control, school resource officer, and patrol detective before her election. 

Bishop believes she has a fundamental understanding of the many facets of law enforcement and solid relationships with other local departments. 

“The office is run effectively and works diligently to serve the community,” Bishop said, reminding voters that experience matters.