For Immediate Release:
Roxie Roll, long time Fort Bend County resident and local attorney has filed in the Republican Primary for the position of Judge, 268th District Court. Roll is challenging incumbent Brady Elliott for the Republican nomination in the March 4th election.
Roxie Roll’s choice to enter the race is based on her personal commitment that a Judge must respect the law and pledge to faithfully administer it uniformly every day. Her candidacy for this court is because she believes she has those values and wants to make the needed difference in the 268th.
Roll says most citizens rarely come to the Courts and believes that is unfortunate because the operation of our courts affects every citizen. The demands of integrity and efficiency are with us in the corporate world and must be an integral part of our judiciary. Roll’s decision to run for the 268th Bench is based on her work in that court and the other courts of Fort Bend. She insists justice is for everyone, and the judge sets the standard for the court. The judge must be vigilant about enforcing the existing laws and not judicially try to create new laws. She believes her dedication to following the law with fairness will result in a greatly reduced rate of overturned cases in this court and lessen the backlog of cases facing this court.
Roll is a native Texan, born in Port Arthur and settling in Fort Bend these past 41 years. She is the mother of two grown children; Kevin Boatright a chemical engineer with Honeywell and Denise Boatright Strain, a territory sales manager for U.S. Foods.
Roll began her education with a Bachelors in Business Administration from SWTSU with a specialization in Marketing. Following that and while working full time she returned to the University of Houston to complete post graduate work to qualify her to take the test to become a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Roll completed her Masters in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 1990 and received her CPA license in 1993. As an Assistant Controller and after more than fifteen years in the corporate sector Roll entered law school. She began law school because she believed she had a contribution to make in the field of law. Ms. Roll obtained her law degree from Texas Weslayan School of Law (now part of Texas A&M) in Fort Worth in 1997. As a trial attorney she has practiced law primarily in the criminal courts of Fort Bend and surrounding counties for the past 15 years. When applying to law school, a good friend and flight instructor of hers suggested that she run for the legislature or senate if she wanted to affect the law. Roll knew then that her desire to seek justice could be better realize as a lawyer and ultimately now as Judge for the 268th District Court.
From 2000-2009 Roll has served in various officer capacity for the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She was awarded the “Atticus Finch” award for 2005 in recognition of her “professional ethics in pursuing justice and protecting the rights of individuals”. During the year 2005, Roll served the Association as President and brought 15 legal seminars to the members. The seminars provide continuing legal education to lawyers; which serves the public in providing lawyers who are current on the law. She admits the work was often intense and certainly all “pro bono”, but the results are worth the effort. Her effort to encourage justice is one that will serve the citizens of Fort Bend well, if she is elected to be Judge of the 268th District Court.
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