“As a former District Court Judge for more than 20 years, I know that sometimes you have to be compassionate, sometimes you have to be tough, and above all, you must always be fair.”
– Mary Roman
Endorsed by the San Antonio Police Officers’ Association PAC
Endorsed by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County
Endorsed by the Stonewall Democrats
MARY ROMAN’S GOALS FOR COUNTY COURT 8
Mary Roman is running for County Court Judge because she’s passionate about the law and about helping people. As District Court Judge, Mary Roman started the Felony Drug Court program and the Esperanza Court program, which was designed to give hope to prostitutes and keep them off the streets by providing intensive drug and alcohol treatments, and other health and social services. She’s also worked closely with community and advocacy organizations to increase awareness of family violence. Now, she’s asking for your support to put her experience to work for you and your family as County Court Judge.
Establish a user-friendly court for all litigants.
Increase the number of jury trials and reduce the caseload.
Revitalize the DWI
PLEDGE TO THE PEOPLE OF BEXAR COUNTY
- To treat all who come into the court with courtesy and respect.
- To decide cases fairly and impartially.
- To protect the constitutional rights of all citizens.
- To uphold the law and the Constitution.
Judge Mary Roman is a trailblazing attorney and former judge. The road from a poor community to law school, attorney, prosecutor and finally Judge wasn’t easy, but through hard work, perseverance, and faith, Mary Roman made history in 1992 when she became the first Hispanic woman to be elected a District Court Judge in Bexar County. She went on to serve six terms as a District Court Judge, where she developed a reputation as a hardworking, respected, and fair judge.
Judge Roman’s true legal love is criminal law because of the impact it has on our society. As a District Court Judge, Judge Roman is especially proud of the fact that she started Specialty Courts, the Felony Court and the Esperanza Court, whose work helps build a strong community by empowering individuals in the criminal justice system lead productive lives.
Judge Roman is a graduate of the UTSA and St. Mary’s University Law School. Board certified in Criminal Law. After law school, she joined the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and served for eight years as a prosecutor and Chief of the Family Violence Unit. Judge Roman’s experience as a prosecutor is well balanced by her work as a defense attorney in private practice, where she worked closely with community and advocacy organizations to increase awareness of family violence.
During her legal career, Judge Roman has won several awards from professional and community organizations. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Bar Association, and the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association. She has also served on the boards of several non-profits, including the Battered Women’s Shelter, Visitation House, and Child Advocates of San Antonio (CASA).
Judge Roman is also an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where she serves in many capacities, including as Director of the Women’s ACTS retreat in 2012. She has four grown children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She is married to Ricardo “Rick” Roman.
November 6, 2018