Congratulations to all 19 of our first African-American women judges!!
Pictured above: 19 beautiful black educated women who won all 19 judicial seats in Harris County, Texas which is the third-largest county in the United States.
Pictured above: While making history in Texas, these 19 African-American women made U.S. History in 2018.
Pictured above: A time in history when women could not serve jury duty until the late twentieth century.
Pictured above: These women who were lawyers and judges from different parts of the world starting in 1910, paved the way for women to serve in the judicial system .
Educational Background of all 19 Judicial candidates of 2018 for Harris County
1. Lucia Bates–
MBA / University of Phoenix and BBA / University of Houston
2. Erica Hughes–
HBCU graduate, Member of Delta Sigma Theta and U.S Army
3. Sandra Peake–
University of Houston College of Law, Houston, TX
4. Cassandra Hollemon–
South College of Law of Texas and BBA from University of St. Thomas in Political Science
5. Germaine Tanner–
Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Political Science major at University of Illinois of Urbana
6. Latosha Lewis Payne–
University of Texas Law School and the first to graduate high school and college in her family.
7. Angela Graves-Harrington–
Mississippi State University, Jackson State University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Thurgood Law
8. Lori Chambers Gray–
South Texas Law School
9. Linda Marie Dunson–
Magna Cum Laude, Texas Southern University of Law, University of Houston & Thurgood Law School
10. Michelle Moore–
Magna Cum Laude, B.S. from A&M University
11. Ronnisha Bowman–
B.A degree from Texas Southern University in Public Affairs and Judicial system
12. Shannon Baldwin–
U.S. Army Reserves 1987(second lieutenant), Delta Sigma Theta and Cum Laude, B.S. in Law Enforcement and Political Science from Houston University and Thurgood Law School
13. Tori J. Finch–
Thurgood Marshall Law School, Texas Southern University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Mu Chapter (President); Delta Mu National Honor Society; Mu Kappa Tau National Honor Society; and Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc., XI XI Chapter.
14. Tonya Jones–
B.A in Political Science from Baylor University and Phi Delta Alpha Pre-law
15. LaShawn Williams–
Daughter of an Army Soldier, Graduate of Thurgood Law School and Licensed to practice law in Texas and Tennessee.
16. Sharon M. Burney–
24 years in education, Graduate of Thurgood Law School, Masters Degree in Future Studies
17. Ramona Franklin–
B.A. in English from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, M.S. in sports administration from Lynn University, a J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University
18. Dedra Davis–
South Texas College of Law
19. Marie T. Jackson–
B.A. Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, Doctor of Jurisprudence at
Texas A&M School of Law formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Congratulations again ladies!! Keep up the Great Work!
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