Bill Text: TX SR76 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson on her efforts in investigating voter fraud.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-07-26 - Reported enrolled [SR76 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SR76-Enrolled.html
         WHEREAS, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson has
  demonstrated exceptional leadership and diligence in investigating
  allegations of voter fraud, and she is indeed deserving of
  special recognition; and
         WHEREAS, In response to reports of widespread irregularities
  involving mail-in ballots in two Dallas County elections in 2017,
  District Attorney Johnson and her team of prosecutors have worked
  tirelessly to investigate the claims; moreover, her office has
  formed a partnership with the Texas Attorney General's Office to
  thoroughly assess the evidence; and
         WHEREAS, A 1980 graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School
  of Law at Texas Southern University, Faith Johnson went to work
  for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office in 1982 and
  rose through the ranks to become chief felony prosecutor; she
  subsequently earned the distinction of becoming the first African
  American woman elected to serve as a district criminal judge in
  the state, and following 17 years on the bench, she worked for a
  nonprofit law firm for two years before establishing her own
  private practice, Faith Johnson & Associates, in Irving in 2009;
         WHEREAS, That same year, she was appointed by Governor Rick
  Perry as a member of the Texas Public Safety Commission, a role in
  which she helped oversee homeland security, border patrol, and
  terrorism prevention; in 2016, she was appointed by Governor Greg
  Abbott to serve out an unexpired term as Dallas County district
  attorney, becoming the first African American woman to hold that
  office; and
         WHEREAS, A true pioneer in her profession, Faith Johnson has
  proven herself a top legal mind and a dedicated public servant,
  and her work in safeguarding the democratic process is greatly
  benefiting her fellow citizens; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby commend Dallas County
  District Attorney Faith Johnson on her outstanding efforts in
  investigating voter fraud and extend to her sincere best wishes
  for continued success with her important work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  Ms. Johnson as an expression of high regard from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on July 26, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate