Judge Garcia Gets the Dallas Morning News Endorsement

The buttons are popping off my shirt today, and not because I haven’t been exercising.

This morning, the Dallas Morning News has come out with it’s editorial endorsements for the Family District Courts in Dallas County. My favorite Judge, Dennise Garcia, gets the nod for her court, the 303rd State District Court.

Every now and then, I brag about her on this blog. But, being married to her, you’d expect that, right?

So, why not take the word of Dallas’ leading newspaper instead?

Here’s what they said about her:

“Judge Dennise Garcia seems a rising star, having caught her stride during her first term on a bench that has seen a fair amount of turnover in recent years and could use stability. Judge Garcia, 38, a Dallas Democrat, is respected by her peers and is developing a solid courtroom demeanor. The fact that she brings ethnic diversity to the family courts, where she is the only Hispanic judge, is an added plus…
We recommend another term for Judge Garcia.”

For more info about this “rising star,” visit her campaign site. Early voting starts in late October. There’s still plenty of time for you to get a yard sign, and to tell your friends. I hope you will.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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