As many of you know, I have made the exciting decision to run for 331st District Court Judge in Travis County. I have been working diligently to gain the support of each and every Travis County resident. I am proud to be asking to be a part of the Travis County Criminal Justice System as I believe it is one of the most progressive in the country. However, it can be improved. I believe that we must strive harder to address the issues which cause people to enter the system, such as mental health/intellectual & developmental disabilities (MH/IDD), substance abuse, unemployment and housing. By improving the way we address these issues, we improve our chances of reducing recidivism, and by improving the lives of our defendants and their families, we, in turn, improve our community.