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FIRST DAY OF EARLY VOTING FOR PRIMARY:   I did it! I got out today and voted. It is an awesome experience to be able to vote. It is humbling to be able to vote for oneself. 

 

We spent the weekend of February 17 putting up signs in the rain.  This one was in Greenville, Texas:

These were in Garland (on left) and in front of the office of my good friend Daniel Morris in Dallas (on right):

 

On the campaign trail on a rainy Saturday morning at the Kaufman County Republican Women's Club monthly meeting, February 17. Considering the weather, it was a great turnout and a fun event. Making friends and sharing values and concerns.

 

Collin County Bar Association Candidates forum at the Center for American and International Law on February 16 in Plano:

 

Making a point at the Republican Coalition of Collin County's candidate forum on February 13:

 

Discussing the issues at the Rockwall County Republican Women's Club Forum on Saturday, February 10, at Rockwall High School:

 

At the Hunt County GOP Club Debate in Greenville on February 1:

 

At the Candidate Forum which was hosted by Texas Values and Prestonwood Baptist Church at their Prosper Campus on January 30:

 

TEACHING: I love being in trial, presenting argument to the courts of appeal and preparing briefs. But I get just as much enjoyment from mentoring other attorneys and sharing my skills and experience with them. The attorneys I have mentored include three attorneys that have gone on to be administrative law judges. I am an approved CLE sponsor and have sponsored and presented numerous seminars to attorneys, employer groups and clients. Here is a picture from one of the seminars I sponsored:

 

2018 Texas Liberty Caucus PAC Awards Dinner on January 26.  Mark Davis emceed.  I enjoyed his comments and the opportunity to speak at this event:

 

At the Grand Opening of the Grayson County Republican Headquarters in Sherman on January 23:

 

On the campaign trail in Grayson County (Sherman) attending the Grayson County Republican Women's Luncheon and Candidate Forum on January 19th:

 

On the campaign trail at the McKinney Tea Party's Judicial Candidate Forum:

 

At the Republican Party of Texas Headquarters in Austin:

This picture was taken at the Republican Party of Texas Headquarters in Austin when I turned in my ballot application petitions and formally signed and submitted my application to be placed on the ballot.  Thank you to all those that circulated and signed petitions.  Now it is on to the primary in March.  I look forward to your continued support and votes.

 

Presenting Oral Argument to the Texas Supreme Court in 2016:

 

Texas Tech Board of Barristers

That's me in the back (middle).  I became interested in appellate practice while in law school and was on selected as a member of Tech's national moot court teams in 1983 and 1984.  Following graduation from law school in 1984, my first job as an attorney was in the Appellate Section of the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.  I handled interstate extraditions, as well as numerous appeals from trials of misdemeanor and felony cases, including capital (death penalty) cases.  Among many other interesting cases, I was co-counsel for the State with John Nation in the Abdelkrim Belachheb appeal.  Belachheb was convicted of killing six persons and seriously wounding another person in a shooting at a restaurant-club called Ianni's in Dallas Texas that occurred in 1984 and was a matter of world-wide attention.  At the time, the law did not allow for the death penalty in mass murder cases. The cases notoriety propelled the Texas Legislature to pass the "multiple murder" statute in 1985 to make serial killing and mass murder capital crimes. 

 

Graduation Day 1984

In November of 1984, I learned that I had passed the Texas Bar Exam. Since then it has been my privilege and great honor to practice law in Texas and to serve and protect the rights of my clients, starting with my first job as an attorney in Appellate Section of the Dallas County District Attorney's Office and continuing through the present. When elected, I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall Counties as Justice (Place 12) on the Fifth District Court of Appeals at Dallas by drawing on my many years of experience prosecuting and defending civil and criminal cases in the trial and appellate courts. Thank you for your confidence, your support and your vote.



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