I am running for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 (“JP2”), which handles civil claims up to $10K, Class C Misdemeanors, Juvenile Truancy cases, evictions, and other important matters. I graduated from UT and St. Mary’s University School of Law, and have been a licensed attorney and a certified mediator for past 12 years trying cases in JP court; handling civil law suits and criminal matters; representing children in CPS cases, and resolving disputes as a mediator. In 2006-2007, I served as the elected president of Texas Young Lawyers Association, which is the public service arm of the State Bar of Texas. In that role, I helped create the Emmy award-winning film, They Had a Dream and partnered with the Austin Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to create TYLA’s Legal Guide for Cancer Patients. I frequently speak to other lawyers and the public on legal topics. I am also a published author and columnist. My peers have honored me as being a local trailblazer and role model for women and for outstanding service to the public and to the legal profession.
I am honored to have earned the endorsement of 18 diverse Democratic groups and non-partisan organizations, as well as the Austin Chronicle, the Burnt Orange Report and the Austin Villager, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez, and State Representatives Valinda Bolton, Joaquin Castro, Eddie Rodriguez and Mark Strama. I was voted as the “Most Qualified” candidate by more than 80% in the Austin Bar Association poll.
I look forward to having an opportunity to serve my community and this important court by working hard and improving the efficiency of JP2. My main priority will be to ensure that justice is served for all who come before the Court.