LETTER OF INTRODUCTION: Peveto seeks Judge of the 163rd District Court seat

Published 1:58 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019

My name is Rex Peveto. I am running in the Republican Primary on March 3, 2020, for Judge of the 163rd District Court of Orange County. 

My family has called Orange County home for generations and has always tried to serve whenever there was a need.  My grandfather, Horace Peveto, was president of the Board of Education for the McLewis school. My father, Wayne Peveto, served as Orange County State Representative for over a decade.  My father-in-law, Joe Ben Welch, helped establish and was the first president of what is now Lamar State College-Orange. My uncle, Clifton Rankin, served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville.  My wife, Robin, has taught the Nurses Aid program at Bridge City High School for the last 16 years. From the time I was young, my family has taught me the value of service and the importance of giving back to the community.  I strove to incorporate that lesson in my life and to pass that lesson on to my children.

In 1987, I graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School.  I then attended Lamar University where I graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics. After graduating from Lamar University, I married my high school sweetheart, Robin Welch.  Robin had also graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. We moved to Houston where Robin helped put me through law school by working as a Registered Nurse at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Immediately upon my graduation from South Texas College of Law, we moved back home to Orange County, a place that we both loved and where we wanted to live and work and start our own family. Robin and I have three sons, 1) Taylor (24), a senior at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy; 2) Justice (21), a senior, majoring in Biology and a Pre-Dental School student at Lamar University, Beaumont; and 3) Eli (19), a freshman Computer Science major at Lamar University, Beaumont. 

Over the course of my 25-year career practicing law, I have been the lead counsel in every type of case that will come before a State District Judge.  I primarily represented individuals and small businesses, but I have also been retained by corporations and municipalities. I tried civil and criminal cases from both sides of the docket, as plaintiff attorney and as defense attorney.  In addition, I’ve handled family law, products liability cases, probates, wills, real estate, and real property law, adoptions, and resolved various other legal matters for my clients. I believe my diverse legal background and experience make me the most qualified candidate for Judge of the 163rd District Court.

I’ve served as a President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Orange County Bar Association and was honored to receive the prestigious nomination to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum due to my experience and success in trying cases to jury verdicts.    I’ve also been a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and more importantly have received strong support in my campaign from local lawyers in Orange County, my friends in law enforcement, and my friends in the educational community.  

As I began my introduction, service has always been important to me.  When the children were young, our LC-M community did not have a Little Dribblers program, and I was asked to lead the effort to begin one.  I’m proud to say the LC-M Little Dribblers program is still going strong today. For over 20 years in my life, I have served as a Sunday School teacher in my church.  I proudly served on the LC-M School Board for 9 years, during which time I filled various offices, including that of President, Vice President, and Secretary. I would be honored to continue to serve Orange County as your next Judge for the 163rd District Court.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me or visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com\electrexpeveto\ or my website: www.electrexpeveto.com.