Rita G Noel, a certified peace officer, is running for the position of justice of the peace for Precinct 4. Noel currently works for the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in collections, which is part of the Civil Division. Noel has worked with the different justices of the peace in Grayson County for the past eight years.

Rita G Noel, a certified peace officer, is running for the position of justice of the peace for Precinct 4. Noel currently works for the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in collections, which is part of the Civil Division. Noel has worked with the different justices of the peace in Grayson County for the past eight years.


As a certified peace officer, Noel received formal training regarding the civil and criminal procedures and law that a justice of the peace is required to deal with on a daily basis. Noel, who is bilingual, has assisted each of the Grayson County justices of the peace as an interpreter in their work at the jail and in court throughout the eight years in which she has worked as a deputy sheriff and collections clerk. She has extensive experience working with the law enforcement agencies in issuing warrants. She is already familiar with the justice system and has dedicated her life to making the justice system work better for the residents of Grayson County, she said in a prepared statement.


Noel said her associate’s degree in business administration has been beneficial toward meeting the challenge of collecting over $700,000 in the last fiscal year.


Noel decided to run for the position of JP primarily because of its truancy obligations, she said. As an interpreter she has sat in on many truancy cases and it became clear to her that a justice of the peace was in a unique position to positively impact families at a time when it is most needed. She said she will dedicate herself to becoming familiar with each family that is brought to truancy court so that she can best address the unique problems they face.


Noel said her goal is to empower the parents in their children’s quest for an education. The problems facing families are not the same. Noel said she intends to involve people from the community in assisting with at risk children by developing a list of mentors and resources available to assist with the various needs of these families. Noel said she will be a familiar presence in each of the schools in her precinct. "The best way to reduce crime is to meet the challenge of educating all of our children and reduce the dropout rate," she said.


Noel and her husband David have been married for 27 years. They have two adult sons, Nicholas and Sean. Noel attends St Mary’s Catholic Church and is a member of Grayson County Republican Women PAC, the Hispanic Heritage Counsel of Texoma, the Texas Municipal Police Association and Grayson County Law Enforcement Association. She has lived in the community with her family for more than 30 years.