Etta Mullin

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Etta Mullin
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Current Court Information:
Dallas County Criminal Court, Texas
Title:   Judge
Position:   No. 5
Service:
Active:   2010-2014
Past position:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Texas Woman's University
Law School:   Texas Southern University
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Dallas County Criminal Court
Position:  No. 5
State:  Texas
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  3/4/2014
Primary vote:  36.4%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  DefeatedD

Etta J. Mullin is the judge for the Dallas County Criminal Court No. 5 in Texas. She was first elected in 2010.[1] She ran for re-election to the court in 2014 but was defeated in the primary runoff election on May 27.[2][3]

Elections

2014

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.[3]
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2010

See also: Texas county court judicial elections, 2010 (D-E)

Mullin defeated Republican Alexander Fitzenhagen in the general election for the criminal district court seat, winning 51.3% of the vote.[5]

Education

Mullin received her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman's University and her J.D. from Texas Southern University and she was admitted to the bar in 1991.[6][7]

Career

Mullin spent 19 years as a defense attorney prior to her election to the criminal court bench in 2010.[7]

Awards and associations

Awards

  • 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[7]

Associations

  • 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[1][7]

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.[8] The story made headlines, though Mullin said she could not provide a comment.[8]

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References

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