Current Occupation: Police Officer (Deputy Constable) | Birthdate: 06/28/1975
Michael has been a Collin County resident for over 10 years. The majority of time he has lived in Plano. Michael is married to Kim Missildine, and they have three boys, one son of their own and two step sons. His oldest son graduated from Allen High School, his middle son graduated from Plano East, and his youngest son will attend Plano Senior High School in two years. Michael has several hobbies, including; education and learning, working out at the gym, computer programming and hardware, auto mechanics, air-soft competitions, gaming (Console and PC), and traveling.
Michael was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He attended Amarillo High School and was a member of the marching band, a percussionist. During his senior year, he was the president of the AHS Auto Mechanics chapter of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Michael graduated from AHS in 1993. Michael was raised with strong conservative morals and family values. He was taught to treat every person fairly and equally. He attended St. Stephen United Methodist church and was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in a local Amarillo area Den and Troop.
One of Michael’s passions is education. His educational journey spans 23+ years. He started college in 1994, earning a certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician that same year. He continued his continued his education while working full-time throughout his career in law enforcement. Mike has earned several degrees to date, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in a General Psychology program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
1994 – Emergency Medical Technician – Amarillo College
1996 – Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy – Amarillo College
2013 – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences – Midwestern State University
2014 – Master of Public Administration – Columbia Southern University
2016 – Master of Science, Leadership – Grand Canyon University
2019 – Doctor of Philosophy, General Psychology - Grand Canyon University
Michael’s law enforcement career spans 22+ years. He has served with various departments, in various divisions. Michael started in law enforcement at the age of 19 in 1995 with the Potter County Sheriff’s Office in Amarillo, Texas as a Dispatcher and Jailer. Michael’s career continued with agencies such as the West Texas A&M University Police Department, United States Border Patrol, Tarrant County College Police Department, Dallas County Constable Pct. 2, and Collin County Constable Pct. 4.
Mike has served in areas such as dispatch, jail, patrol, patrol supervisor, training, training coordinator, warrants, civil process, court bailiff, investigations, special writ execution officer, police computer systems administrator, property and evidence manager, tactical team (SWAT), firearms instructor, and Chief Deputy. His certifications include Basic Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Hostage Negotiator, Basic SWAT, and Advanced SWAT. Michael has also earned the prestigious designations from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as a Master Peace Officer and Civil Process Proficiency Certification.
His experience includes working closely with Justice, County, and District Courts, and he possesses extensive knowledge in civil and criminal law. He is known by his peers to be an expert in both civil and criminal law. Michael has taught management and leadership courses for the Caruth Police Institute at the University of North Texas at Dallas. In 2018, Michael will begin teaching leadership courses for the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas in Huntsville, TX, and as an adjunct instructor for Collin College. Mike’s education and professional experience provides him with unique qualifications to serve as Justice of the Peace.
Boards and Committees
He has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his life and career. In high school, he was the president of the Amarillo High Auto Mechanics Chapter of the Vocation and Industrial Clubs of America. More recently, he was President of the Deputy Reserve Constables Association with Dallas County Pct. 2, Vice President of the Dallas County Constable’s Association, and Secretary of the Collin County Deputies Association. Currently, Mike is the Secretary of the Justice of the Peace and Constable’s Association of Texas Constable Education Committee. He has been a long time member of the JPCA of Texas and Texas Municipal Police Association.
Michael has received several awards during his career. In 2001, he was awarded the Medal of Merit from Tarrant County College Police Department for his technical contributions to the department. Mike has received two awards this year (2017). He has been awarded the prestigious designation of JPCA of Texas Deputy Constable of the Year for 2017, and in July of 2017, Michael was awarded the Going the Extra Mile Award of Collin County by Constable Joe Wright.
Michael is a conservative republican. He believes in the constitution, rule of law, limited government, fiscal responsibility, and equal rights for every person. He is a Christian who believes in a Christian world-view of love, respect, and equal treatment for every person. Michael has been a public servant for most of his life, and would like to continue his service to the community as the next Justice of the Peace of Precinct 3 Place 2. Thank you for your support!
Why are you running for office?
I have 22 plus years in law enforcement. 13 of those years have been working for a Constable's office. I have two master's degrees, a master of public administration and a master of science of leadership. I am also a Doctoral candidate in a Psychology program with Grand Canyon University and will graduate in 2019. I am a master peace officer in the state of Texas, as well as being certified as a subject matter expert in civil process and civil law (Civil Process Proficiency Certification). I have extensive knowledge and experience working Justice Courts and it is with this unique experience I feel that I am well-suited for the job of Justice of the Peace.
How do you feel about the core principles and mission of the TNM?
|Strongly disagree||Disagree||Neutral||Agree||Strongly agree|
|Texas is a nation with a distinct culture, economy and government.|
|Texas should always be politically, culturally, and economically independent.|
|The basic political building block of Texas is the individual.|
|The basic economic building block of Texas is the entrepreneur.|
|The basic cultural building block of Texas is the family.|
|Texans should have the ability to engage in the full enjoyment of their natural rights.|
|The interests of Texas supersede the interests of all other nations and states.|
|The power to determine Texas's political, cultural, and economic destiny should reside solely in the hands of the Texan people.|
|Texas's unique history serves as the foundation for our current and future greatness.|
|There is no challenge that cannot be overcome by the individual initiative and collective will of Texans.|
|Texas would be better off as an independent nation.|
|Texas should become an independent nation.|
|Texans should be able to vote on becoming an independent nation.|
In your own words, please describe the meaning of Article 1 Section 1 of the Texas Constitution.
Texas is a free state and should be allowed to govern itself without intervention from the federal government.
In your own words, please describe the meaning of Article 1 Section 2 of the Texas Constitution.
Texas is a representative republic and the power of the government of Texas comes from the people. The people, through voting, control the state and government should be limited in the fact that people control the government and not vice versa. The people have the right to change, alter, or abolish the government at anytime if, for any reason, the government does work in the best interest of the people.
In your own words, please describe the meaning of the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Each state is a free and sovereign state, subject to administration by the people and the government of the state. Powers not specific to the federal government shall always be left to the states.
Why should supporters of the Texas Nationalist Movement support your candidacy?
I am a strong supporter of the freedom and rights of all Texans. I support the 2nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution and feel that Texas should be left to govern the citizens of Texas without interference from the federal government. I support the United States constitution and the underlying purpose of the constitution to ensure all rights of all citizens, and provide that states maintain rights which ensure governing without interference from the federal government.