Here in Dallas County, the district attorney is the most powerful person in the criminal justice system -- and one of the most powerful elected officials in our community. As our community’s top prosecutor, the DA's job is to seek justice in criminal cases, work to prevent crime, and serve as a leader in the diverse communities he or she represents.
Meet the Candidates
These candidates are asking for your vote for Dallas County District Attorney in 2018. We sent each candidate a questionnaire to learn about their stance on our Smart on Justice platform. Click the candidates’ photo below to find out what they said.
DA for a day: Smart Justice workshop
Do you have what it takes to be the District Attorney of Dallas? Come to our Smart Justice workshop and see how well you handle the pressure of making decisions on real cases.
A fairer criminal justice system begins with our votes and our voices. Sign up to receive important updates and get involved in the Campaign for Smart Justice.
The ACLU of Texas advocates for a criminal justice system that fosters public safety by reducing mass incarceration and recidivism. We work to ensure that constitutional rights apply to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or economics. We also challenge broken criminal justice systems, confront illegal police practices, and advocate for drug policy reform.