Rockwall County District Attorney elected as President of State Prosecutors’ Association

Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper has taken office as the 82nd President of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

TDCAA is a non-profit organization and the only one dedicated to serving Texas prosecutors and their staffs in the State of Texas.  It produces comprehensive continuing legal education courses, provides technical assistance to the prosecution community and related criminal justice agencies, and serves as a liaison between prosecutors and other organizations in the day-to-day administration of criminal justice.  The Association represents over 6,000 prosecutors, investigators, and other key personnel across the state.

Culpepper, elected as the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney in 2008, was the first woman to take office as a District Attorney in the history of North Texas.  She is the past chair of the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section and the state’s Professionalism Committee.

“I am humbled to have been elected by my peers across Texas and so proud to represent the thousands of prosecutors, investigators and other personnel who work in offices from Houston to El Paso and the panhandle to the southern border,” said Culpepper.  “I take very seriously the responsibility of leading this organization – an organization manned by public servants who are vested with prosecuting the worst of the worst and helping to keep our communities safe. I am truly inspired by so many of my colleagues and look forward to collaborating with them to further the interests of justice across our great state.”

Culpepper additionally serves on the Board of the Texas Bar College and state leadership teams combating issues including family violence and child abuse. Locally, she is the Board President for the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County.

Culpepper has been named by Texas Monthly as a “Texas Super Lawyer”; by D Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas”; and by Forbes SkyRadio as one of “America’s Most Influential Women.”   She is married to Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt, and they have one daughter in Rockwall schools.

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