“In 2006, I was elected to do two things: follow the law and be fair to both sides. At its core, the job of being a judge is akin to being an umpire. Provide a neutral forum in which the prosecution and the defense are allowed to fairly present their cases. My job is to provide a courtroom that is open, independent and fair. I can not thank everyone enough for the opportunity to serve the people of Dallas County.”
A Record of Experience
- Two-time incumbent Democratic Judge, first elected 2006 and re-elected in 2010, 282nd Judicial District Court
- Presiding Judge of Dallas County Jury Services
- Consistently rated as Qualified by the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary
- Extensive jury trial experience
- Lifelong Democrat and volunteer on local Democrat campaigns
- Board Member, Miles of Freedom, a non-profit organization founded by wrongfully convicted exonoree Richard Miles, that provides personal and professional counseling to individuals in the DFW area who are re-entering society from prison.
- Committee Chair, K9s For Warriors, an organization that trains dogs rescued from shelters to be service K9s to our military troops and veterans.
- Longtime Dallas resident; married with one daughter who attends Lake Highlands public school.
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”
–Anatole France, The Red Lily, 1894, chapter 7
“The judiciary… is a body which, if rendered independent and kept strictly to their own department, merits great confidence for their learning and integrity.”
–Thomas Jefferson, 1789.