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Experience:

2005 to Present - Judge of the 56th District Court
1994 to 2005 - Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Galveston Including Assignments as Chief Felony Prosecutor, Chief of Misdemeanor, Over 50 Jury Trials
1978 to 1994 - The Lubrizol Corporation - started as an Operator and Promoted to Customer Service Manager for two Texas Plants
1974 to 1978 - Musician with Calgary Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera,
and Houston Ballet
Education:
University of Houston Law Center - Juris Doctorate, May 1993
Houston Baptist University - Master of Business Administration, 1985
University of Houston - Bachelor of Music Education, 1974
Professional Organizations:
State Bar of Texas
Texas Board of Legal Specializations in Criminal Law
College of the State Bar of Texas
Galveston County Bar Association - Director 2002, 2003
Galveston Bar Association Secretary 2005
Pro Bono Committee 2002, 2003

Judicial Section of the Texas State Bar
Galveston County Community Supervision & Correction Board
Galveston County Juvenile Probation Board
Galveston County Justice Board
Honors:
MADD - Recognized for Dedication & Service - July 2001
Texas Gang Investigators Assoc. – Damn Good Judge Award                             
Organizations:
Galveston Pachyderm Club
Galveston Rotary Club (Director)
Galveston Morning Kiwanis Club ( Past President )
Dickinson Optimist Club
Propeller Club                                                                                
Communities in Schools - Galveston (Past President)
Galveston County Employees Credit Union - (Past Director)
Galveston Beach Band
South Main Baptist Church (Adult Sunday School Teacher)
                       
Personal:
Married to Alison
Six Children
Eight Grandchildren