Justice Craig Stoddart with his wife, Melissa and their four children.

Dedication to Public Service

It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of our State for the past 25 years, first as a prosecutor for the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney’s office and then as a Justice on the 5th Court of Appeals. I can think of no other calling that offers greater opportunity to protect the rule of law and defend the sanctity of our constitution. As a father of four, I have a vested interest in raising my children in an environment that is healthy, moral and safe.

As a prosecutor, I sought to provide a voice to victims who could not speak for themselves. I fought to keep our children and schools safe from predators. It was my daily goal to make our community a safer place. As a Justice, I strive to ensure that all parties have a fair and equal chance to have their cases heard according to the law and work hard to protect our judicial system from the corrosive effects of judicial activism.

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