Governor Abbott Appoints Tucker To The Specialty Courts Advisory Council

May 9, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Angela Tucker to the Specialty Courts Advisory Council for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. The council evaluates applications for grant funding for specialty courts from the Governor’s Office and makes funding recommendations to the criminal justice division regarding best practices.

Angela Tucker of McKinney is Judge of the 199th District Court, which manages a family drug court docket. She has served in all three areas of the criminal justice system – as prosecutor, defense attorney, and Judge.  She was elected by her judicial colleagues as the first female Local Administrative Judge in Collin County. She was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to serve on the Judicial Advisory Committee, and serves on the Children Justice Act Task Force for the State of Texas. Tucker received a Bachelor of Arts in government from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.