Tarrant County Attorney Sharon Wilson Says She Will Not Seek Re-election – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Tarrant County Prosecutor Sharon Wilson has announced that she will not be running for another term.

Wilson, who is running for re-election next year, took over as Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney in January 2015. She was the first woman to hold that position in Tarrant County.

“When I first ran for the job, I made a commitment to serve you by being transparent, accessible and ethical while following and upholding the letter of the law,” Wilson said in a statement. “I am committed to modernizing the office by reorganizing its resources and creating new specialized units to respond to changes in our society. Today, I am convinced that our mission has been accomplished.

During her tenure as District Attorney, she oversaw the improvement of public safety through the creation of specialized teams such as Elder Financial Fraud and Intimate Partner Violence.

“We have encouraged the rehabilitation of deserving non-violent offenders for the first time through our deferred prosecution program,” Wilson said. “We worked to earn public trust through transparency by creating the first annual report for the District Attorney’s Office in Texas. We educated victims of crime and other members of the public by establishing the Citizen Attorney Academy.

As a Tarrant County District Attorney, Wilson worked on developing comprehensive discovery compliance protocols for law enforcement and crime labs, the first such policies in Texas.

She also founded Tarrant County’s first Conviction Integrity Unit to ensure fair prosecutions, one of only 17 in the country at the time of its founding.

To see Wilson’s other accomplishments as a Tarrant County District Attorney, click here.


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