Justice of the Peace Pct. 1


Cindy Allen (R)

Born and raised in Austin, Texas. I am married to James Allen of 22 years. My family and I moved to Bastrop in 1998. We raised both our Adult Children in Bastrop, both graduates of Bastrop High School. I am currently the owner of Sertinos Coffee located in the City of Bastrop.

I bring strong communication skills that would enable me to work extensively with local agencies as well as the community and seek ways to improve Justice of the Peace Pct. 1. I bring a wide range of experience as a Municipal Court Judge, Court Administrator, Adult Probation, Juvenile Corrections, Executive Director Bastrop County Teen Court Program and as a Business Owner. I bring strong administrative skills which are necessary for a judge to hear and decide cases within reasonable time limits without sacrificing the needs of individual citizens.  

I am recognized as hard working, passionate, and sincere. Most of my profession has been in public service. Through public service I found that I had a greater impact upon more people’s lives and to make my community a better place to live. I have dedicated my professional career in helping people.

I have always believed in the calling of public service, and on the belief of helping my community. I strive for high standards of responsibility, keeping myself accountable for getting work done right, and finishing assignments on time.

My policy has always been to treat all persons fairly, whether represented or not. Knowing the rules of evidence and procedures and having had extensive judicial training allows me to ensure that the rights of all persons appearing before the court are protected. I believe that my past and present experience working within the Judicial System and a Business Owner would be beneficial to the Citizens of Bastrop.

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Dock Jackson (D)

Dock Jackson is a fifth-generation Bastropian with extensive experience in public service, public policy and problem solving. He has served 24 years on the Bastrop City Council and was the first Black elected to the council. He has worked for Bastrop County for almost ten years, serving as Deputy County Clerk and Public Information Officer in the Bastrop County Judge’s Office. He previously was Program Manager and Special Events Manager at the City of Austin for 16 years and was Parks, Recreation and Special Services Director at the City of Elgin for eight years. Jackson is currently a Court Clerk in the Bastrop County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 Office. 

Mr. Jackson is past president of the Texas Municipal League and a former member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. As a leader with the Texas Municipal League, he has worked closely with a diverse group of community leaders statewide to improve the quality of life for the people of Texas. He also has been a freelance writer and photographer. He is a past employee and student at The University of Texas at Austin where he worked at the Performing Arts Center and was a member of the first professional touring company in the Department of Theatre and Dance.  

Mr. Jackson is proud to be your candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. He is also a new member of the Texas Justice Court Judges Association.
His experience in public service, including working on budgets, and his management and leadership abilities, make him an excellent choice on the bench.