Judge Brad Burnett
Judge Brad Burnett Brad Burnett is a life-long resident of Port Neches. He attended Port Neches Groves High School, and Texas A&M University on a football scholarship. Brad started as a Real Estate Broker, owning and operating a small business. Later, he became the U.S. Intec Plant Manager for 10 years. Married 43 years to his high school sweetheart, Teresa, they have two children and three “awesome" grandchildren. They are members of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. Brad Burnett was elected as Justice of the Peace in 2002. Previously serving three terms on the PNGISD Board of Trustees, where he advocated drug searches. He also led the State Coalition to “Keep Prayer in Schools,” all the way to Austin, and addressed the state delegation during the Texas School Board Convention. Currently serving as Justice of the Peace over one of Jefferson County’s busiest and most productive courts, he has received numerous honors. Among them: Best Judge Award; Distinguished Citizen of the Year; Lifetime PTA Award; Family of the Year Award; Teacher’s Friend of Education Award; and, induction into the College of Justice Court Judges. Judge Burnett won the 2007 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for his Creative Truancy Program, “STEP”, showcased in numerous publications, bringing national recognition and an award to Jefferson County. In 2012 Judge Burnett traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received another award for implementation of his “CHAMP” Court Collection Program. This program was published in a national magazine by the National Association of Counties and recommended as a model program for all US counties. Working with the Nederland and Port Neches Groves Independent School Districts has been one of Judge Burnett’s passions. He routinely meets with the School Boards; superintendents, principals, teachers and student leaders addressing issues that are brought to his court. He is very active as a motivational speaker with area schools and teens. Judge Brad Burnett is always “fired up and ready to go!”
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