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|Judge Dib Waldrip|
|Education||Texas A&M, St. Mary's|
God has blessed my life with great health, a wonderful family and a rewarding career in criminal justice. My wife, Grace, and I are extremely proud of our daughter and three boys--our daughter graduated from Texas A&M, one son is a sophmore there, the third child is a sophmore in high school, and the fourth is a seventh grader. In one fashion or another, our entire family has been involved in Young Life Ministries since 1984. We attend Oakwood Baptist Church. I helped to found the Comal County Children's Advocacy and the Sexual Assault Response Team. I have served on the Advisory Board of Options For Life in New Braunfels, the Boards of Directors for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, the Comal County Junior Livestock Show and the New Braunfels F.F.A. Booster Club, and I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the McKenna Foundation.
I am a rock-solid conservative, and I come from a long line of Texas lawmen and judges--dating back to the Texas Revolution. Like them, I am dedicated to seeking truth & justice, law & order and honor & excellence. After graduating from Texas A&M, I became a police officer before going to law school. I started my legal career at the Courts of Appeals in Amarillo and El Paso "ghost" writing hundreds of appellate opinions. Next, I ran a narcotics task force covering five South Texas counties and was elected District Attorney of Comal County in 1996. In 1995, I became a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I served as District Attorney for 10 years until Governor Perry appointed me District Judge for the 433rd District Court where I currently serve.
As District Attorney, I personally conducted in excess of 100 felony jury trials, including capital murder, solicitation of capital murder, aggravated sexual assaults and aggravated kidnapping convictions. I also personally and successfully defended those convictions when appealled. Governor Bush nominated me to attend the F.B.I. National Law Enforcement Academy. Later, Governor Perry appointed me as one of his three advisors to the Texas Violent Gangs Task Force and to the Criminal Justice Advisory Council (now, the Specialty Courts Advisory Council) where I also served as Chairman of the Legislative Subcommittee.
As District Judge, I have presided over many, many felony jury trials (virtually, every other week for the past 11 years) and civil jury trials as well. I developed the Challenge Court for those with the mental illness of an addiction to alcohol or drugs where criminal justice joins with treatment hoping to provide a longer term solution of sobriety. I also developed the T.E.X.A.S. Court for lower-level yet high risk offenders to provide (T) tough (E) enforcement with (X) extra (A) accountability and (S) sanctions to provide strict boundaries and maintain compliance. With assistance, I also pushed and founded the Comal County Client Choice program--a free market economy approach where indigent defendants choose their court "appointed" counsel so that the attorneys know they must always try to do a better and better job in order to obtain their next "appointment." Doing so generates both efficiency and effectiveness throughout the criminal justice system. I also served a 6-year term on the Criminal Law Commission for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and I chaired the state-wide commission that governs admission to the specialization for the final 2 of those 6 years.
I am the only candidate for Place 8 on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that is Board Certified in Criminal Law. I am the only candidate that has the combined experience as a police officer, an elected prosecutor, and an elected judge as well as an appellate attorney. As such, I know how to catch'em, clean'em and cook'em!
While my credentials from the past are unmatched, it is my Christian virtues and conservative values that light my path and guide my future to keep our families safe, our communities secure and Texas strong.
Respectfully, I ask for your vote.
Judge Dib Waldrip
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