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? Find out if you do at one of our most popular Smart Justice trainings in the state: the DA for a Day workshop! On Monday, September 24, we're teaming up with the Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative to get Dallas residents informed on the important role district attorney's play in our community.
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.