Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (04/23/13).


The judge solicited funds for a nonprofit corporation and lent the prestige of judicial office to advance her own private interests, and the private interests of the nonprofit corporation, when she (1) allowed the nonprofit corporation to send out a letter that included her name and judicial position and that encouraged past supporters to buy charitable raffle tickets; (2) contacted a State Senator in an effort to secure grant funding for the nonprofit corporation and drew attention to her position by discussing her "judicial reputation;" and (3) solicited public participation in fundraising operations to support the nonprofit corporation through the corporation's website and Facebook postings. [Violation of Canons 2B and 4C(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (04/23/13).