Since becoming a lawyer, I have worked tirelessly to make Southeast Texas a better and safer place to live, work, and raise a family. For the past six years, it has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve my community as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Over that time, I readily accepted the challenge of prosecuting complex cases and aggressively pursued violent criminal organizations, including the leadership of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the Mexican Drug Cartels. This however is not the limit of my public service. I have also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Jefferson County D.A.’s Office for three and a half years where I tried a variety of cases. Furthermore, I have worked to make the law freely accessible to all members of the community through my eight years of State Bar service and leadership on the local, state, and national levels. I have a proven track record of service, however I know there is so much more that I can do. After much thought, prayer, and reflection with my family, I have officially announced my candidacy for Judge of the 136th District Court of Jefferson County, Texas.
Growing up in Southeast Texas, I was raised with the family values of honesty, integrity, and the importance of hard work. Those Christian principles formed the basis of my character and established the foundation of the man I am today. As a lawyer, these guiding principles taught me to always treat others with respect, to always keep an open mind, and to always do what is right, not what is popular. These attributes are also essential to being a fair and effective judge.
I have always believed that the best indicator of what a person will do in the future is to look at what they have accomplished in the past. Throughout my career, I have always sought to exemplify honesty and professionalism in the practice of law, and I will continue to do so from the bench. I have regularly navigated through new and emerging areas of the law, and I possess the research experience and acumen needed to reach the correct outcome in every case. I have repeatedly demonstrated my proficiency in handling complex litigation in high profile situations, and I have the proven work ethic necessary to be prepared in every case that comes before me.
Because of the Hatch Act, I was forced to make a personal sacrifice and resign my position with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in order to run for the 136th District Court. I hope this sacrifice will serve as a testament to my commitment to this election. I sincerely hope that you will join me on this journey. In order to be successful on my campaign, I need your financial support, your help at the polls, and most importantly, your vote!