2001 UTSA - Summa Cum Laude.
2004 UT Law - With Honors.
2004-2010 - Bexar County Prosecutor.
2011-Present - Judge of County Court 2.
As a prosecutor and judge I have tried and presided over hundreds of jury trials, both civil and criminal in nature. I have the experience, education, and temperament Bexar County citizens deserve in a judge.
Judge Jason Wolff
In 2010, with 3000 criminal cases, 1500 jury trial settings, and an average of 200 new cases a month, Court 2 was by far the worst back-logged court in Bexar County. Since taking the bench in 2011, while also hearing civil matters, I've reduced the docket by over 2000 cases and jury trial settings by over 90 percent. Running an efficient court requires a dedicated work ethic, continuous study of the law, and treating all participants with respect. No one waits for justice in Court 2.
Driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor drug possession cases dominate the dockets of Bexar County Courts at Law. I have worked hard with county officials, law enforcement, and my fellow judges to have early assessments and treatment resources available to those who need help throughout their time in the system. Treatment when needed and firm monitoring and supervision are key in reducing recidivism and repeated incarceration.
Judicial races should be non-partisan. I have dutifully honored my oath to follow the law and not "legislate" from the bench. Given this oath and its obligations, it should never matter what a judge's or judicial candidate's political affiliation is. What should be key in choosing between two individuals is the experience, work ethic, and demeanor they bring to the table.
Eleven (11) years as an Attorney, Criminal law comprises 70% of my practice and other practice areas includes Family law, Taxes Probate. Twenty years as a United States military Officer (Army), ten years as a defense attorney for problem-solving courts and 30 years in service of the community I lived in.
Efficiency is the mark of good administration. Good administration involves a balance in keeping the docket moving while ensuring that the accused have a fair trial as soon as practicable. I would work with the with court staff to form a cohesive team that works together toward the same goal - that is to serve the community by preserving justice in a cost efficient manner.
Increase the number of Problem-Solving courts [aka Specialty Courts, Drug courts, DWI courts, Veteran Treatment courts] that have been proven to reduce recidivism by 96%. I have been involved with these courts for over 10 years and they work! Restorative justice is the new paradigm in the criminal justice system and the trend is evidenced by the number of these courts that have been established throughout the nation. These courts KEEP THE COMMUNITIES SAFE, restore lives and reunites families.
Yes, they should be non-partisan. The focus will be taken away from party sweeps and focus on the person running for judge. Evaluations can be made by voters on what the candidate or incumbent plans to do with the court. It will also motivate candidates to go out into the community to meet the voters instead of just throwing their name on the ballot.