orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

November 11, 2013

Steele announces for JP Pct. 3

Staff reports
The Orange Leader

ORANGEFIELD — Candice Conroy Steele, Republican, is running for Justice of the Peace - Precinct 3 Orange County.

Orange County is comprised of four precincts; each with a Justice of the Peace Court, often considered ‘The People’s Courts’ since these courts are administered by the people, for the people.

“As one of the people, I will use my experience and hard work o be a firm and fair judge in Precinct 3,” Steele said in a press release.

Steele was born and raised in Orange and graduated from Orangefield High School in 1988. She and her husband, Mark Steele, Sr., have been married for 9 years and have three children.

“I volunteer at Orangefield Elementary School,” Candice Steele said. “I am also an active member of St. Helen Catholic Parish.”

Steele received her Paralegal Certificate at The Center for Advanced Legal Studies - The Paralegal People in Houston.

“I earned my Associates degree while working full-time and raising an family,” Steele said. “I am now only two semesters away from obtaining my Bachelor degree from Lamar University.”

Steele has over 25 years in the legal field and has worked on cases ranging from small motor vehicle accidents to multi-million dollar lawsuits.

“I have gained experience in landlord-tenant matters, civil litigation, and received exposure in courtroom procedure and protocol,” Steele said. “During my years as a Paralegal, I have worked with a large and diverse group of people and have learned valuable skills to oversee the various types of cases and the people who may enter into the People’s Court.”

Steele also said she has a strong work ethic and wants to put her skills and experience to work for Precinct 3.

“It is my objective to work full-time as your Justice of the Peace where I will remain accessible to the citizens of Precinct 3 at all time,” Steele said. “My goals are to be a fair and form judge to all, to enforce your rights to a speedy trial and to implement a proven and effective Truancy Program for our community school districts.”