I have had the privilege to serve the citizens of Durham County, North Carolina for the past 15 years. Having worked as a public defender and assistant district attorney, I know the needs of the Durham County District Court bench.
My vision for the Durham County District Court Bench is to:
In 2003, I was hired as an assistant public defender. As an assistant public defender, I had the opportunity to work in criminal, family and juvenile courts. I started my career handling misdemeanors and low level felonies. In criminal court, I zealously protected the legal rights of indigent defendants. Before leaving the public defender's office, I represented clients charged with more serious felonies to include drugs, robberies and homicides. In addition, I advocated for youth. I fought for drug treatment court for my clients over training school.
In 2016, I was offered the opportunity to work in the Durham County District Attorney's office, prosecuting violent crimes. For the last two years I have managed a caseload of more than 200 defendants charged with robbery and homicide. I have worked diligently to fight crime while ensuring quality and fairness in the cases I have prosecuted. Along with prosecuting violent crimes, I have served as the assistant district court supervisor managing a daily docket of 150-200 misdemeanors and low level felonies.
In my 15 years as an attorney, I have served on both sides of the bar. I understand the need for a balance between keeping the public safe while ensuring equal justice for all. Durham County needs a judge who will show:
My background, experience and temperament will make me a effective Judge for Durham County. But I can not do it without you! I need your help to bring C.A.R.E. to the district court bench. Donate to my campaign today!