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.
Dallas District Attorney General Election Candidate Forum
Ahead of the upcoming DA election, candidates from both parties have been asked to participate in a moderated discussion to elaborate on their views and agenda regarding criminal justice reform.
Dallas Know Your Rights Expo
Join the ACLU of Texas and Legal Aid Northwest on Saturday, October 27 at the Dallas Know Your Rights Expo! Visitors can expect to get helpful Know Your Rights training, participate in Smart Justice workshops and get information from the job and community resource center. Sign up to let us know you'll be there.
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.