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Commissioners Choose New Precinct 6 Constable

Harris County Commissioners met in special session and approved the nomination of Henry Martinez as Precinct 6 new constable. He was sworn in to replace Victor Trevino, who resigned in disgrace earlier this month.

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Harris County Commissioners approved Henry Martinez’s nomination by unanimous vote.

Harris County Commissioners approved Henry Martinez’s nomination by unanimous vote.

He replaces Victor Trevino, who held the post for more than 30 years. The longtime fixture was forced to resigned after he pleaded guilty to stealing money from his own charity and sentenced to 10 years probation.

Martinez, a longtime resident of Pct. 6, leaves his post with the Houston Community College Police Department. He says he will work to restore the integrity of the office.

“We need to concentrate on our core function, which is bringing safety and security to the people of Precinct 6,” says Martinez. “They deserve that, just like any other citizen, and that’s what we tend to deliver.”

Commissioner Jack Morman agrees with residents, who say his nomination of Martinez was a good one.

“It was a bit of an ordeal to get where we are today, but definitely well worth it, because I am absolutely convinced we have the right person for the job. He will definitely have his work cut out for him, but he’s going to do a good job, I’m confident,” says Morman.

Martinez will serve as Precinct 6 Constable until the November 2016 general election.

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