About Robin Rape


        I was born in 1957 to Roberta and Bubba Rape. My mother was a school teacher for Brazosport Independent School District until she passed away in 1981. My father was a small business owner and he has been in law enforcement for several years, retiring as Marshal of Jones Creek, Texas. My family has been in ranching for most of my life.

        I was born and raised in Brazoria County, in the same precinct in which I am pursuing the position of Justice of the Peace. I graduated from Brazosport High School in 1976, where I was an active member of Future Farmers of America, Student Council, and an Exporter football player. I also attended Brazosport College where I graduated, with high honors, from the Law Enforcement Academy and have attained a Master Peace Officer license.

        Before retiring at the end of my fourth term to run for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Pl. 2, I proudly served as Constable of Precinct 1 in Brazoria County from 2001 to 2016.  Prior to my being elected Constable for Precinct 1, I worked as a deputy for former Sheriff Joe King from 1994 to 2001.  Prior to my law enforcement career, I was a small business owner in Freeport. I have also been a ranch-hand for several local ranchers, including my father. My wife and I currently have a small cattle operation and are lifetime members of the Brazoria County Cattlemen's Association, as well as a member of the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

        During my tenure with the Sheriff's Office and as Constable, part of my duties were to serve as security/bailiff for District Court judges, County Court at Law judges, and Justices of the Peace and to serve civil process and criminal warrants.   I have observed and learned from the best of the best in the courtroom.  I understand courtroom procedures and believe that everyone deserves a fair trial and will continue to uphold the laws of the Great State of Texas.  I am currently a member of the Justice of the Peace and Constable Association and have been since 2001.  In the past, I have been a Plaintiff, Defendant, and Affiant and have over 1500 hours of training in criminal and civil laws.

        When I ran for constable, I ran because I wanted to make a difference. My record will reflect that I did as I promised and I will do the same as Justice of the Peace. I would like to keep it the People's Court and be able to make fair and impartial rulings due to the facts and evidence presented, based on the law and according to the Texas Rules of Court. I understand that the Justice of the Peace does not make the law but has to follow the laws that have been established by the Texas legislature.  As a peace officer, I was sworn to uphold both the Texas Constitution and United States Constitution and will continue to do so as Justice of the Peace.
        I have chosen to apply for this position, so that I could continue to serve the public and I would like to ensure that the current court continues to be an honorable people's court. It has been my ambition since 1980 to serve as Justice of the Peace; and as a young child, I was inspired by Judge Thomas of Clute, as well as many other judges. I feel like I am well qualified for this position due to all of the past training and experiences that I have had with the justice system. 

        I'm happily married to Renee (Duby) Rape of Angleton and am the proud dad of Cayla.  Renee is currently employed by Brazoria County as an official court reporter and is a 1986 Angleton High School graduate and received her Associate's Degree from Alvin Community College.  Cayla is a 2008 graduate of Angleton High School and is currently a supervisor with the Brazoria County District Clerk's Office and is engaged to be married to David Meyers in 2019.  In my "spare" time, a few of my hobbies include classic cars and making horseshoe crosses, which I donate to local organizations.