Denison native Thomas Roesler is running for the Justice of the Peace spot in Precinct 2. Roesler was born in Denison at Madonna Hospital. His father, Lou Roesler, was stationed at Perrin Field. His mother, Gina Sue Nicks, was a local girl. Before Thomas Roesler was one year old, his family moved from the area.

Denison native Thomas Roesler is running for the Justice of the Peace spot in Precinct 2. Roesler was born in Denison at Madonna Hospital. His father, Lou Roesler, was stationed at Perrin Field. His mother, Gina Sue Nicks, was a local girl. Before Thomas Roesler was one year old, his family moved from the area.


A true Air Force child, Thomas Roesler grew up in Japan, West Texas and Michigan as one five children in the Roesler home. He then joined the Air Force, and his parents returned to Denison to retire. Roesler then, himself, retired to Denison after leaving the Air Force.


When asked why he wants to serve as JP, Roesler said it is all about the children. "My wife works with special ed. kids in Denison, and my sister is a school teacher (in both Sherman and Denison), and we have a lot of a truancy problems," Springer said. "I would like to work with the school system to try to find a way to improve the problem and make the kids want to go to school."


When asked about other duties associated with the JP office, Roesler said: "The only other things the JP does is weddings, pronounce people deceased and traffic court and small claims court. The only thing that you can improve on and make a difference in is the truancy. I plan on working with the teachers and the administration and finding the best way." One idea Roesler mentioned is to show students the difference an education can make in one’s life.


After the Air Force, Roesler worked as a chemist for Conair before becoming a supervisor. When Conair left he area, he moved to Alcoa and worked there in production scheduling until it closed. He then went to work in Gainesville where he has worked in management in three companies. He currently is the night-shift supervisor for Enhanced Powder Coatings.


He married Deborah Hensley Roesler who was raised in Bells and Pottsboro. They have a son, Thomas Anthony Roesler, a senior at South Eastern State University who is an honor student. His stepdaughter is Brandi Jones, who is attending Grayson County College to become a school teacher. The Roesler’s have a grandson, Spencer Jones, who is 8 months old.