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.
"Evidence of Innocence: The Richard Miles Story"
Join the ACLU of Texas and Miles of Freedom in Dallas Wednesday, August 22 for a free screening of "Evidence of Innocence: The Richard Miles Story." The film details the story of Richard Miles' wrongful conviction and his experience with Texas' broken criminal justice system.
Dallas District Attorney for the People Candidate Forum
On Feb. 10, the candidates shared their thoughts about ending mass incarceration, ending cash bail, bringing transparency and accountability to the office, protecting immigrant communities, and more.
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.