Dallas County District Attorney
The Dallas County District Attorney is the elected, or appointed by the Texas Governor in the event of a vacancy, district attorney (DA) of Dallas County, Texas. Currently, this position is held by John Creuzot, a Democrat who defeated Faith Johnson, appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, after Susan Hawk resigned in 2016. The office prosecutes offenses under Texas state law classified as felonies, Class A and B misdemeanors, appeals of Class C misdemeanors (punishable by fine only), and Class C misdemeanors filed in the Justice of the Peace courts, generally by non-municipal police agencies. (Federal law violations are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas).
List of DAs
- John Creuzot, Democrat, 2019-Present
- Faith Johnson, Republican, 2016-2018
- Susan Hawk, Republican, 2015–2018 (resigned on September 6, 2016)
- Craig Watkins, Democrat, 2007–2015
- Bill Hill, Republican, 1999-2007
- John Vance, Republican, (first elected in 1986) January 1987-?
- Henry Wade, Democrat, 1951-1987
- Dallas DNA
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