About Tom Head, candidate Lubbock County Judge

Published: Feb. 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM CST
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  • Graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas
  • Graduate of Texas Tech University
  • Married for 38 years to a Lubbock girl: Cherri Smith
  • Three children: Thomas, Michael, Tiffany
  • Four grandchildren: Nathan Noah, Anna Kate, Parker Elizabeth
  • Retired Peace Officer


  • Lubbock City Marshal from 1984 to 1998
  • Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Lubbock County 1992 to 1998
  • County Judge of Lubbock 1999 to present
  • Chair of the L.E.P.C. (Local Emergency Planning Committee) from 2000 to present
  • Past Chair of S.P.A.G (South Plains Association of Government) Law Enforcement Advisory Committee
  • S.P.A.G. Board member from 1999 to present
  • E.R.A.C. (Emergency Response Advisory Coordination) member.
  • Director of the M.A.C. (Multi Agency Coordination) Group concerning Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security training in:
    I.C.S. (Incident Command System)
    N.I.M.S. (National Incident Management System)
  • Serve as Observer/Controller for N.E.R.R.T.C. (the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center) through Texas A&M University
  • Board of Chair of C.A.R.E. (Child Advocacy Research and Education)
  • Member of the Texas State Certified Court Reported Advisory Board
  • Past Secretary and member of the Texas State Guardianship Advisory Board
  • Lubbock County Bail Bond board member
  • T.C.L.E.O.S.E. (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education
  • Served as a Peace Officer in Lubbock from 1976 to 1992
  • Intermediate Peace Officer certification
  • Advanced Peace Officer certification
  • Maters Peace Officer certification
  • Former S.W.A.T. team member at Texas Tech Police Department


  • Chair and Founding member of C.C.A.V. (Coalition of Community Assistance Volunteers). A free tax preparation service for lower socioeconomic and non English speaking members of our community.
  • Board member for R.E.A.C.H. (Reach Every Adult Child and Home)
  • Board member of Gateway Missions
  • Board member of Transformation Ministry
  • Overseer on the Board of Elders at Church on the Rock
  • Active in Pray Lubbock
  • Past PTA President of Parsons Elementary
  • Past PTA President of Martin Elementary