In the midst of political turmoil, economic distress, and racial inequality Civil Rights Attorney Jasmine Crockett laced up her shoes to march for justice and run for the Texas House of Representatives. Though the media has covered Crockett’s boundless efforts to seek justice for high-profile clients, very few are able to witness her quiet relentlessness and genuine safekeeping for these individuals after the cameras and limelight have passed. Her passion for empowering people politically and in justice led to her career as a public defender, county party chair, and civil rights and criminal defense attorney focused on defending our most vulnerable neighbors from unlawful accusations, and exploitation, in the criminal justice system. Jasmine has purposefully made every decision with one goal in mind: protecting the civil liberties of those in underrepresented communities.
Now she is taking that fighting spirit and fire to the Texas House of Representatives. Jasmine won her race with a trailblazing voter contact operation that was about listening and learning from the community and earning the trust and support of voters. Jasmine won with overwhelming grassroots and community support from her neighbors and constituents who agreed it was time for a new generation of leadership to disrupt politics as usual and get to work for the people.
Now State Representative Jasmine Crockett is preparing to hit the ground running in the upcoming legislative session. As a freshman lawmaker going into session during a pandemic, budget shortfall, and redistricting she is preparing a robust and comprehensive legislative agenda to address kitchen table issues that have been pressing in her district since before the pandemic. Economic recovery; that includes all, fair district maps, expanding healthcare and access to the ballot box, lowering property taxes, and reforming the criminal justice and policing systems are her top priorities.
Representative Jasmine Crockett earned her BA in Business Administration from Rhodes College, and her JD from University of Houston. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, Arkansas, and Federal Courts. Crockett is the past Bowie County Democratic Party Chair, holds various leadership positions within the legal community, former board member of the Dallas County Metrocare Services, and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.