About Judge Mary Tom Curnutt


Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt is a principled, dedicated, fifth-generation Arlington resident committed to the long-term success and integrity of our community. She has the experience and values we can trust as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2.

For over four and half years, Judge Mary Tom has adroitly managed the high volume of court cases that have passed through the JP court in Arlington. She has proven herself to be a tough but fair judge by making smart decisions using her conservative values, common sense, a solid pursuit of justice and liberty, and guidance in the truth.

Mary Tom’s Career as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2

Judge Curnutt was appointed to the bench in May 2013 to fill the remaining term of retiring Judge Linda Bierman Davis.

In 2014, she was easily elected into office after receiving over 51% of the vote in a three-way race beating her closest opponent by over 20% of the vote. Her current four-year term runs through December 2018. In November of 2017, Judge Curnutt announced she was seeking a third term, based on the overwhelming encouragement of the community she serves.

About Tarrant County Precinct 2 JP Court

The Precinct-2 JP Court in Arlington is a particularly busy court. It consistently handles more civil lawsuits than any other court in Tarrant County and most counties in Texas. JP2 Court handles small claims, truancy cases for Arlington Independent School District and surrounding districts, eviction lawsuits, TXDPS license suspension and revocation hearings, and several other types of cases.

The court requires the JP to fairly, respectfully and objectively decide and resolve hundreds of disputes each month. The Judge in this court should possess the skill and motivation to effectively manage a high volume business, community experience to communicate with all sectors of our society, and the desire and integrity to successfully represent and serve the citizens of Tarrant County.

About Mary Tom

Judge Mary Tom Cravens Curnutt was raised in Arlington her whole childhood, attended public school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arlington High School. After graduation, Mary Tom attended TCU where she made the Dean’s List and earned a BBA in Business.

Community Involvement

Judge Mary Tom has been actively involved in the Arlington community for many years—from serving on PTAs to running large non-profits. Below is a brief sample of her service:

  • Rotary Club of Arlington (President 2018–2019)
  • Arlington ISD Education Foundation (President 2015–2016)
  • Miracle League DFW (Executive Director)
  • Junior League of Arlington (President 2005–2006)
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Arlington Republican Club
  • Republican Women of Arlington Board
  • Reagan Legacy Republican Women
  • Boys & Girls Club of Arlington Board
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Board
  • River Legacy Foundation Board
  • Leadership Arlington