Please join us on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church to support one of our own, Sis. Genesis Draper as she is sworn into her new position.

Harris County Commissioners Court appointed public defender Genesis Draper to fill a vacancy on the criminal court bench left by the unexpected death of Judge Cassandra Hollemon this month. The court unanimously approved Draper to the County Criminal Court at Law 12 position until 2020, at which point she has the option to run for the remainder of Hollemon’s term, which runs through 2022.

Draper, a Longview native, earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She served as a public defender in Nashville, Tenn., and the U.S. District Court in Houston before joining the Harris County public defender’s office in 2017.