A. I am seeking a second term as Presiding Judge of the 240th District Court in Fort Bend County. I was first elected to this position in November of 2018 and it would be my honor to represent our wonderful, rapidly-growing diverse community for another four years. First and foremost, my family has lived here for 35 years, so I have deep residential roots and I am firmly committed to the betterment of the Fort Bend metropolitan area, the state of Texas and our nation.
Prior to my election, I was the owner of Frank J. Fraley and Associates, Attorneys-at-Law for 28 years. My practice was focused in the areas of Bankruptcy, Family Law, Probate, Civil Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. Then, as now, honesty, integrity and sound ethics were my trusted partners. The Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University provided a solid academic foundation for my successful law practice and also thoroughly prepared me to be a solid jurist with a proper judicial temperament. One of my proudest achievements remains earning my State Bar of Texas license 31 years ago, as it decidedly enhanced my future prospects. Accordingly, as I am very cognizant of my accountability to the public as a District Judge, since my election I have completed over 50 hours of continuing legal education sessions to assist me in being the best public servant possible.
In addition to my judicial responsibilities, I am a District Judge Representative of the Fort Bend Bail Bond Board; a Chairperson of the Fort Bend County Purchasing Board; a State Bar of Texas District Judge Board Member; and also a dedicated mentor to summer interns from various area school districts. I view these critical community responsibilities as a means of keeping my fingers on the pulse of Fort Bend and maintaining connections with its most valuable assets: its citizens.
The 240th District Court is one of general jurisdiction, encompassing substantially complicated civil and criminal matters, motion hearings, jury trials and million dollar verdicts, among other characteristics. This means the Judge who presides over it must be prepared to deal firmly and fairly with issues ranging from immigration and voting rights to the environment and reproductive rights – and more, for the present and future of our community.
Given my training, experience and background, in combination with my honesty, integrity and ethics, I believe I remain uniquely qualified to again serve as Presiding Judge of the 240th District Court.