—Meet Remeko—

Remeko Tranisha Edwards was born in Selma, Alabama. She spent the majority of her childhood in the suburbs of Dallas where she graduated from Lancaster High School in 1994.  Remeko began her college education at Prairie View A & M University; however, she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998. After graduation, she became an employee of Dallas County as a Juvenile Detention Officer, Court Coordinator, and Probation Officer until 2002.

Remeko received her Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005 from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. Through much prayer, sacrifice, and support from her family and friends, Remeko became licensed  to practice law in the State of Texas in November 2005. Ms. Edwards has always provided exceptional legal representation in her criminal (State & Federal) and family law practice.  The people Remeko Edwards serve are always her top priority. She never backs down from tackling the toughest problems facing Dallas County’s families. She has served hundred of Dallas' most vulnerable children and families and she understands how the criminal justice system can have a major impact on the family.

While Remeko quickly established a reputation as a sharp expert on legal issues, her proudest accomplishment is being a mother of two awesome boys. Remeko currently resides in Desoto, Texas with her sons and worship at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and hanging with family and friends. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Dallas Alumnae Chapter)  she engages in numerous community service activities regularly and thoroughly enjoys sharing her experience with others to encourage and support.

• Advisory Board of Women Called Moses
• Board Member of Dallas Holmes Boyz Step Team
• Dallas Bar Association, Member
• Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association, President
• Dallas Chapter of Black Democrats, Member
• Dallas Chapter of Mexican American Bar Association, Member
• Dallas County Citizen Election Advisory Committee
• Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, Member
• National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Member
• South Dallas Business & Professional Women's Club, Inc., Member
• Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, Member

—Why I am Running—

After much prayer and supplication, REMEKO TRANISHA EDWARDS will file as a candidate for the next Democratic Judge of County Criminal Court No. 7 in Dallas County, Texas. This court is located in the Frank Crowley Courthouse of Dallas, Texas and serves as one of the 13 misdemeanor courts who oversee Class A and B criminal offenses. It is with great honor and respect that I desire to become the successor of Judge Crowder who has provided dedicated service during her tenure; however she will retire at the end of 2018. The passion I have for service continues to ignite through my desire to work and engage all across Dallas County by partnering with YOU to guarantee JUSTICE and FAIRNESS with INTEGRITY and COMPASSION. I will work diligently and hard for your VOTE on March 6, 2018 in the Democratic Primary Election for Dallas County. I will provide a court that will provide community resources to manage the jail population through treatment and diversion programs as need; however, I will not negate the need to uphold the law and protect victims and the Citizens of Dallas County.

A commitment to the criminal justice system and its laws is of the utmost concern. You can trust I understand the entire process. I have committed myself to the citizens of Dallas County for almost 20 years. In 1998, I began as a Detention Officer with Dallas County Juvenile Department and was subsequently promoted to a Probation Officer. In 2002 I entered Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. After I received my license to practice law in Texas, I returned to Dallas County to serve. A true believer that to whom much is given much is required. The Law Office of Remeko T. Edwards was open in 2007 to vigorously represent juveniles and adults involved in the criminal justice system.  I have been afforded the opportunity to advocate for those who could not represent themselves. I do not take this opportunity lightly. As an instructor of Criminal Law and Family Law at Navarro Junior College, I have equipped others with the same knowledge. When I served as an attorney with the U.S. Government Small Business Administration, I was able to assist those recovering from major economic disasters. Therefore, I strive to give back to my community and pay it forward in all that I do. 

As President, of the Dallas Black Criminal Defense Bar Association, I have committed myself to improving the court process for my fellow lawyers and those we serve. As a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization, I do understand the importance of sustaining growth and development in our community. As a mother of two young men in our community, I do understand the importance of compassion and guidance. I will never forget where I come from and how I progressed to where I am. Together we can work for fairness and advancement in our criminal courts.  

I will be an impartial Judge with respect for all.

Yours in Service,

Remeko T. Edwards

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