Peveto runs on experience

Published 9:26 pm Sunday, January 19, 2020

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

Rex Peveto knew while in law school that he wanted to be a judge one day.

“Honestly, I always wanted to be judge,” Peveto said. “I needed experience first.”

Gaining the experience is what he did over the last 25 years as he practiced law as an attorney from his Border Street location. It was the first and only office he has worked out of over the years.

“I graduated in 1994 and moved back here the same week,” Peveto said. “I have been in the same office since. With Powell retiring, this is the time to run.”

Peveto believes he will make a difference as 163rd Judicial District Court Judge. 

“I believe I have the temperament to be judge,” Peveto said.

He has served as Sunday School teacher for 22 years and teaches the Junior High Class at church for 20 years.

“I did switch churches after 10 years,” Peveto said. “But I have always taught a class.”

He also served on the Little Cypress Mauriceville School Board for nine years, serving all the offices during that time inkling vice president and president of the board.

Due to his passion for the youth in the community and being an involved parent, as he described himself, he also started the LCM Little Dribblers program.

“My oldest son was interested in basketball,” Peveto said. “The LCM community did not have a Little Dribblers program at the time, so I got one started and it is still going today.”

He laughed and said most kids know him as Coach or Mr. Rex because if his involvement in the community.

“I do believe I have the most experience in different aspects to be judge,” Peveto said. “I have handled complex civil litigations and had one of the largest verdicts in 30 years in any cases tried in Orange County.”

The case was a $2.9 million awarded in a medical malpractice case.

He has also handled criminal cases throughout his career.

Peveto is endorsed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

He is married to his wife, Robin. They have three children, Tyler, 24, Justice, 22, and Eli, 19.

 “She is my high school sweetheart,” Peveto said. “Her father was Joe Ben Welch, who started LSCO and was its first president.”

Rex Peveto, a Republican, is running against Michael Catt, also a Republican, for 163rd Judicial District Court Judge. Primary Election is March 3, 2020.