Candidate Profile: John Creuzot For Judge
"Judge John Creuzot seeks reelection to Criminal District Court 4, where he has served for over 16 years since appointed by Governor Ann Richards. He was endorsed in the Democratic Primary by the Dallas Morning News as “a hardworking, innovative judge with widespread respect across the legal and political spectrum”, noting his innovation, the DIVERT drug court program directing some first-time drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, saving over nine dollars for every dollar spent. An S.M.U. study showed just 16% of DIVERT graduates were rearrested, versus 50% among untreated drug offenders. The News also noted his role championing the release on new DNA evidence of Charles Chatman, wrongly imprisoned for 27 years.
"Judge Creuzot is endorsed by many Democratic leaders, including John Wiley Price, Rafael Anchia, Terri Hodge, Barbara Mallory Caraway, Larry Duncan, Harryette Ehrhardt, Gary Fitzsimmons, Pauline Medrano, Vonciel Jones Hill and many more. He's won many awards, including the Dallas Bar Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Award, J. L. Turner Legal Association Outstanding Jurist Award, Greater Dallas Mental Health Association Prism Award, Mothers Against Teen Violence Community Service Award, Texas State Bar Criminal Justice Section Outstanding Jurist Award, and the Zan Holmes Leadership Award." For more information: www.judgecreuzot.com.