Republican Primary Candidate
Office: Criminal District Attorney Dallas County
Candidacy Status: Candidate
Ballot Position In Contest: 1
Primary Results: Won - Advances To General Election
Faith Johnson served the citizens of Dallas County as District Attorney from January 1, 2017, until December 31, 2018. During her two-year tenure, Ms. Johnson handled several high-profile cases, started the Expunction Expo, created several Community Satellite offices for Family Violence victims, and improved staff morale and unity in the office. She previously served as Judge of the 363rd Criminal District Court for over 17 years and handled thousands of felony cases.
During Ms. Johnson's legal career, she was an Assistant District Attorney for seven years, a partner in a civil trial law firm for over two years, and a practitioner with a non-profit law firm for two years. She is a member of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, Windham School District Board of Trustees, Texas Bar Foundation, State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association, The Potter's House Board of Directors, United States Christian Chamber of Commerce and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dallas Alumnae Chapter.
In addition, Faith Johnson is a former member of the American Judges Association, Texas Public Safety Commission, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Board, Violent Gang Task Force, Dallas County Juvenile Board, and the State of Texas Committee on Judicial Ethics. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Community Counseling from Georgia State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
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The Republican Primary In Texas
On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, after the statute-specified period of early voting and absentee voting, the primary elections of the Republican Party will take place throughout Texas.
A primary election is an election in which registered voters in their county of residence will select candidates that they believe should represent the Republican Party for certain elected office to run in the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
In the primary elections in Texas, registered voters will select candidates for certain Federal offices, State offices and County offices. The primary elections are also used to select party convention delegates and party leaders. Candidates for these offices have to meet the requirements of the office and file by the deadline in December 2021 in order to appear on the ballot.
The State of Texas employs an open primary system. In this system, voters do not have to register with a party in advance to participate in that party's primary. The voter must sign a pledge stating the following (the language below is taken directly from state statutes):
“The following pledge shall be placed on the primary election ballot above the listing of candidates' names: 'I am a Republican and understand that I am ineligible to vote or participate in another political party's primary election or convention during this voting year.”