WHERE SHE COMES FROM
For more than 20 years, Sandra Bryant has demonstrated strong passion, commitment, and leadership in serving her community. Her insight and ability to connect with children, parents (guardians), taxpayers, professionals, and elected officials has proven to be extremely advantageous to Hays County.
A THRIVING CAREER
Being involved in our community has always been important to Sandra and she has served on the Board of Hays Caldwell Women's Center, and numerous organizations such as the Buda Lion Club, Buda Police Foundation, Summer Pointe HOA and Keeping Communities Connected.
She served as the first elected African American Trustee on the Hays CISD School District from 2011 – 2017. She was elected twice as Vice President and Secretary of the School Board. Throughout her term, Sandra stayed connected to her communities by visiting all 22 schools and volunteering on numerous committees. Realizing the need for information to be disseminated across the district and to keep parents and guardians involved, Mrs. Bryant founded her non-profit organization in 2011. She serves as its CEO/President and oversees community relations, mentorship, the scholarship program, and counseling for the nonprofit organization.
Sandra Bryant is a first-generation college graduate, obtaining her Master Degree in Human Service Counseling: Marriage/Family Community Care, & Counseling from Liberty University, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Texas State University and Associates Degree in Law Enforcement from Austin Community College.
Mrs. Bryant was recognized by the City of Buda, as being a vital part of creating the First Black History Month Community Celebration. She was also honored for her contributions as a community advocate in the City of Buda and received the Black History Proclamation in the month of February 2020.
She is currently the President of Hays CISD Council of PTA’s (overseeing 23 district PTA/PTSA’s), President of Summer Pointe HOA, Chair and one of the founders of Buda Police Foundation, Membership Chair of the World Class Centennial Lions Club of Buda, graduate of Buda Citizen Police Academy and received the Hays County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Sergeant’s Award. Sandra served as a Kyle Area Youth Advisor Council Volunteer and in the United States Army (Reserve).
As a volunteer basketball coach for more than 20 years, Mrs. Bryant credit’s basketball to teaching her how to work with others, increase communication skills, overcome challenges/disappointments, work hard, and never give up until the buzzer in the 4th quarter. She is married to Ray Bryant, former City of Buda Councilman, they attend Vertical Chapel, and both enjoy being involved in the community.
I ran because...
I LOVE WHERE I LIVE AND I AM INVESTED IN MY COMMUNITY
I understand that “Service above Self” isn’t seasonal.
✔ Hays County has been my home for 18 years
✔ In that time, I have immersed myself in community activities, such as:
Served on the HCISD School Board for 6 years as an At-large Trustee and for 2 years each as Vice President and Secretary
Membership Chair of Buda Lions Club -2 years
President of Hays CISD Council of PTA’s, which oversee 23 PTAs for 1 year
Hays Caldwell Women Center Board
President of the Homeowners Association where I live for 6 years
National Night Out for 6 years
CEO/President of the Keeping Communities Connected, non-profit organization I founded 6 years ago; mission is to help connect communities, families and individuals to informational content and resources that will nurture, educate, and grow them.
I am a “serial volunteer” in the community – even though my youngest child graduated from Hays HS in 2016, I continue to volunteer in support of such diverse groups as For the Love of Go, Buda Chamber events, School theater plays, supporting law enforcement fundraiser, and I continue to attend school basketball and football games to support students in the district.
I SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT
President of Buda Police Foundation 1 year
Completed the first ever Buda Police Citizen Academy
Graduated from the Hays County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy
I AM QUALIFIED FOR THE ROLE OF JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
- Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family, Community Care
Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
Associate Degree in Law Enforcement
✔ I know our future lies in the hands of our children and its important that we support them in the stands, on the field and in the classroom. I’ve be doing this since 2006.
✔ As a Justice of the Peace (JP), you are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You serve at the pleasure of the position and the responsibilities that come with it. For example, the JP is called out all times of the day or night to pronounce a death, also known as an “inquest.” The JP must be committed to responding when called and one must be readily available.
I HAVE THE BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE TO PERFORM THE ROLE OF JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
- The JP has jurisdiction over criminal and civil matters and must be open to hearing the case and making decisions based on the facts.
In addition to functioning as a “judge of the justice court,” the JP acts as a local registrar for the Bureau of Vital Statistics, issues search or arrest warrants, emergency protective orders, handles failure to attend school offenses and other offenses against juveniles, ex-officio notary public, performs wedding ceremonies, conducts inquests and collect money for the county.
✔ I serve with excellence knowing that I represent my family, God and others who have invested in me.
✔ I love giving back, planting seeds, and building relationships! Whether I am serving at the concession stand for a football game or hosting National Night Out in my community or representing women on the Hays Caldwell Women Center board, it all leads back to the calling and purpose of servanthood.
✔ Running for Justice of the Peace impacts the lives of real people. I have very high standards and strong work ethic. I treat people with respect, dignity and listen to learn and understand the facts.
✔ I earned your vote. My promise is that I will work hard and represent the precinct with excellence as the Justice of the Peace (Pct 5).
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