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Who is Running in the Democratic Primary for the Hays County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2?

The Hays County Democratic Primary is scheduled for March 1, 2022. With only a few months left, do you know who is running in the primary for Hays County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2?

Currently, this is a contested primary. The sample Democratic primary ballot has two people running for this primary. The incumbent Beth Smith is facing Amaya Cuellar.

Judge Beth Smith, Incumbent

Judge Beth Smith’s Campaign Page can be found here:

Judge Beth Smith makes the following statement on her campaign page:

“I am so excited about running for office again in 2022! The team in this office has made some major changes with the population growth, yet keeping with the same professional customer, and personal service. All of my past campaign promises have been kept and I plan on moving forward with the same.

Fair, but firm.

Working with school district, law enforcement agencies and most importantly, the Citizens of Hays County JP pct. 2 toward a safer environment. Some of the major accomplishments made while I have held office since Jan. 1, 1999 are:

  • Introducing Shattered Dreams to HCISD and implementing (with a lot of help) and producing on a 3 year rotational pattern for each of the High schools
  • Revising all procedures to reflect professionalism
  • Most importantly, working with our young people toward the best possible solutions for them and the community to solve problems

Communication has been a strong point for my office.

What I know, you as a citizen should have access to as well. Transparency is a wonderful thing.

My Job is My Life.

How many people do you know that can truly say, “I love my job.”? I do. I love what each day brings – already learned and new. I think of my job as my “second” family I pour compassion, energy, time and thought into each and every process that takes place.

A Court for the People, by the People.

With the new civil court rules (effective Sept. 1, 2013), enacted by the State Supreme Court, it finally brings the JP court back to what it should be; an effective PEOPLE’S COURT.

Common sense, along with administering laws set by governing bodies are key in operating this court.

Looking Forward.

Going paperless, the newest technology, and 24/7 availability has made this office team one of the best in the State.

I look forward to serving Pct 2 citizens, with the same team, for many years to come. Thank you for your support.”

Judge Beth Smith’s campaign social media profiles can be found here:

Amaya Cuellar, Challenger

Amaya Cuellar has a Facebook Group called “Amaya Cuellar for JP2:’

Amaya Cuellar’s campaign social media profiles can be found here:

There are no Republicans running for Hays County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2. Get to know the candidates and decide who works best for you and Hays County. The primary election is essentially the General Election for this race.