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|Current Court Information:|
|Dallas County Criminal Court, Texas|
|Past position:||Attorney in private practice|
|Undergraduate:||Texas Woman's University|
|Law School:||Texas Southern University|
|Candidate for:||Dallas County Criminal Court|
|Election information 2014:|
Etta J. Mullin is the judge for the Dallas County Criminal Court No. 5 in Texas. She was first elected in 2010. She ran for re-election to the court in 2014 but was defeated in the primary runoff election on May 27.
- See also: Texas judicial elections, 2014
| Mullin ran for re-election to the Dallas County Criminal Court.
Primary: She won the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014, receiving 36.4% of the vote. She competed against Trey Bunch and Lisa Green.
Runoff: Because no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, Mullin faced Green in a runoff election on May 27, 2014. She was defeated, earning 41% of the vote.
Mullin spent 19 years as a defense attorney prior to her election to the criminal court bench in 2010.
Awards and associations
- Certificate of Recognition, Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
- Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for Leadership and Contribution to the Community Award, Marsalis Avenue Baptist Church
- Certificate of Appreciation, 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Festival
- South Central Business and Professional Women's Club, Outstanding Community Service Award
- Women of Excellence Award
- Special Recognition for Participation, Outstanding Achievements and Accomplishments Award, South Central Business and Professional Women's Club
- Certificate of Recognition for Career Day speaker, Dallas Environmental Science Academy
- Certificates of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service, St. Philip's School and Community Center
- Certificates of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Fellowship Christian Academy
- 2013: Participant, 2013 Volunteer Appreciation
- Member, Griggs Missionary Baptist Church
- Member, Stewardship Advisory Board at Hopewell Development and Achievement Center
- Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Dallas Alumnae Chapter
- Delta G.E.M.S. Committee
- Delta Social Action Committee
- Speaker, Dallas Police Department PAL Program
- Speaker, 100 baby car seat giveaway, Southwest Center Mall
- Supporter of Oklahoma Relief, Southwest Center Mall
- Marshall, 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Festival
- Volunteer, Community Food Share at Concord Church
- Volunteer, Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church, March Against Domestic Violence
- Volunteer, Youth Conversion, Inc.
- Volunteer, St. Philip's School and Community Center, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Mother's Day events
- Volunteer, City of Dallas Teen Summit
- Volunteer, Dallas Life Foundation
- Volunteer, City of Dallas community clean up
- Volunteer, Grand Prairie clean up
In the news
Lawyer kicked out of court for wearing shorts
Attorney James Lee Bright appeared before Judge Mullin in April 2014 to try to get a client's weapons charge dismissed. What he expected to be a routine matter turned into a news story when Judge Mullin did not allow him to appear before the court because he was wearing shorts. Bright was wearing shorts following a knee surgery that required him to wear a large brace on his leg. "I have tubes that come out of my leg that make it prohibitive to wear [pants]," he said. The story made headlines, though Mullin said she could not provide a comment.
- Official website of Dallas County, accessed June 2, 2014
- Dallas Observer, "Judge Etta Mullin Has Been Thrifty with County's Money, But Attorneys Say It Comes at a Price," February 28, 2014
- Metrocrest Democrats, "Judge Etta J. Mullin," accessed April 17, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County (A-L)"
- Dallas News, "Texas primary election runoff results," May 27, 2014
- Dallas County Board of Elections, "Democratic Party Primary Election March 4, 2014," March 11, 2014
- Dallas County Board of Elections, "Unofficial Cumulative Results," November 2, 2010
- Martindale, "Etta J. Mullin - Lawyer Profile," accessed April 17, 2014
- The Dallas Morning News, "Voter Guide - County Criminal Court No. 5," accessed April 17, 2014
- FOX 4 Dallas-Forth Worth, "Dallas lawyer says he was kicked out of court over shorts," April 14, 2014