Joe A. Gonzalez

Joe A. Gonzalez (JAG) was elected as Nueces County Commissioner for Precinct Two in November 2010 and was re-elected in November 2018 for his third term.

Precinct Two includes Bishop, Petronila, southwestern part of Corpus Christi and southwestern corner of the County.

Prior to taking office, Gonzalez had a 21-year career with the U.S. Department of Justice where he worked probation, parole and bureau prisons. He retired in 1999 and was elected Nueces County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Place 1 for nine years. He was instrumental in initiating and developing the Truancy Reduction Alternative Program Solutions known as TRAPS which incorporated various tools to help the schools with the poor school attendance and truancy epidemic in our community.

Education (Formal)

  • M.S. Guidance & Counseling Education
  • B.S. Criminology
  • B.A. Psychology
  • Police Academy
  • AA Law Enforcement

Past Work Experience:

  • Justice of the Peace, Nueces County, Pct. 1 Pl. 1
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice
  • United States Federal Probation & Parole Officer U.S. Courts
  • State Parole Officer, State of Texas (Parole Hearing Officer)
  • Police Officer, Corpus Christi, Texas

Gonzalez is a State of Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/LPCS); certified marriage and family therapist, certified forensic and domestic violence counselor, drug & alcohol prevention counselor, mental health & trauma counselor.

Graduate of the Commissioners Court Leadership Academy, Class V sponsored by the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Services V.G. Young Institute of County Government.

Gonzalez continued the Nueces County Regional Colonia Initiative in 2011 after lapses of meetings and re-energized the colonia initiative, what is now known today, as the Nueces County Colonia Coalition (NCCC), a group of individuals and organizations whose mission is to identify colonia issues and work together to increase the quality of life for colonia residents in Nueces County. Gonzalez has been the chairperson for this group since 2012.

Advocate of education for our youth, community development and public transportation in rural areas of the coastal bend and promoting a better quality of life and health for all through health fairs and diabetes education and awareness.

Served in the US Marine Corps and US Air Force Reserve

Gonzalez and his wife, Linda Gonzalez, have three daughters, Liza, Debra and Laura, five grandchildren and one great grandson.

Gonzalez is no stranger to county government and knows the concerns of his precinct and countywide. He would like to invite his constituents to come by or call his office should they have any questions or concerns.