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ELECT TRACY D. GOOD FOR JUDGE
HARRIS COUNTY
313TH COURT

D  E  M  O  C  R  A  T

Early Voting on 2/20/2018 ->3/02/2018
VOTE FOR THE "GOOD" ON 3/06/2018

ABOUT ME

WHO AM I?

I’m a native Houstonian. I have been married for almost 29 years. We have two adorable twin daughters. I am a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. In addition, I obtained my Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law School. I am a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Despite these credentials and many years of experience in corporate America, my passion and focus has always been defending the defenseless, and ensuring that the rights of individuals are upheld to the full extent of the law.  I have over eleven years of dealing with family, criminal, child protective services, and juvenile cases. 

I want to carry my skills from the boardroom and the court room to the bench so that the powers of the government are equally balanced with the rights of individuals. This balance is especially important when it comes to protecting the rights of children. 

MY PASSION?

I have a passion for justice. I believe everyone regardless of economic status, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preference should all be seen equally in the eyes of the law. This is especially true with respect to the rights of children. The old cliche that “the children are our future” is a profound truism. OUR CHILDREN ARE YOUR FUTURE!

The question is: what type of future are we creating? I believe that the laws of the state of Texas with respect to juvenile justice, are designed with a goal, in part, to ensure that the children of the state of Texas have a promising future as contributing members of our adult society.

However, bureaucracy, an inefficient governmental administration, and a broken ad litem appointment system, are negatively impacting THIS goal of the juvenile justice system. These are just some of the problems that I see. These are the reasons why I am running. In my courtroom, I will efficiently manage juvenile and Child Protective Services (CPS) cases, and I will ensure that ad litem attorney caseloads are manageable.

I want to exam the juvenile justice and child protective services issues from a complete perspective including: teen pregnancy/prenatal care, family therapy/unity, mental health issues, socioeconomic disadvantages, teen peer pressure/gang-related pressures, law enforcement and community outreach.  I want an impactful and critical examination of the “cradle to prison” pipeline concluding in resolutions to positively address this serious issue.

JUST REMEMBER TWO STATISTICS:    47%   AND 12%

In 2016, Harris County's Juvenile Probation Department spent  $105,952,233.21 to process 11,457 children.  Five thousand four hundred and fifty-six (5,456) were African American, representing 47% of the total referrals. (see https://hcjpd.harriscountytx.gov/Published%20Reports/Annual%20Report%202016.pdf).   In Texas, the African American child population in 2015 was only twelve percent (12%).  I don't understand these statistics.  Either African American children are inherently troubled (more so than other races) or there is something highly inefficient and ineffective with the system. 

I DON'T BELIEVE ANY CHILD IS INHERENTLY TROUBLED, REGARDLESS OF HIS/HER RACE.

Further, it is important that the people elected by Harris County are good stewards of these funds. A primary characteristic of good stewardship is independence. Because of my internal audit background, I am a firm believer in not only the  appearance of independence, but the actuality of it. Therefore, I will not accept any campaign contributions from attorneys seeking ad litem appointments in my court!

As your judge, it will be my passion and focus to make Harris County a model for the nation!!
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Pol. Adv by TRACY D. GOOD, TRACY D. GOOD, treasurer In compliance with the voluntary limits of Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.​​

Elect Tracy D Good For Judge Harris County Court 313th