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  • Security

    Under Judge Jenkins direct leadership, the Dallas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department has successfully responded to two major events and continued to strengthen the department and the safety and security of Dallas County residents.  The response to the Lancaster tornadoes in 2012 was commended by Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. Last year, Judge Jenkins made the decision to order aerial spraying that ended the worst West Nile Virus epidemic in America.

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  • Living Wage

    People who work full time deserve to earn a living wage.  A wage they can feel good about.  That wage should be able to pays for life's necessities and let them pass on a sense of optimism to their children. 

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  • Transportation

    Since taking office in 2011, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been a strong leader on transportation issues. As a member of the Regional Transportation Council, he has steered hundreds of millions of dollars to Dallas County. Judge Jenkins is widely recognized as an emerging leader on transportation issues and is a fierce and effective advocate for infrastructure and road improvement throughout Dallas County, particularly in southern Dallas County.

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  • Healthcare

    When Parkland faced the prospect of being shuttered by regulators, Judge Jenkins was up to the challenge, building relationships and a team that rolled up their sleeves and made controversial and, at the time, unpopular decisions that ultimately stared down long odds and saved Dallas County's Hospital System.

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  • Education

    In his capacity as County Judge, Jenkins is responsible for overseeing the county’s truancy courts which hear cases from partnering school districts and enforce the truancy court orders as directed. This specialized court system provides Juvenile Case Managers who work with youths and their families to determine the underlying issues involved in absenteeism, many of which include behavioral health issues.

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