Bernetta Jo Young launched her campaign for Dallas County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 2 (JP 4-2) surrounded by family, friends and supporters at a fundraising reception hosted at Gilley’s Dallas. During the event, Young shared why she decided to run for JP, citing the need to have more proactive programs in place for citizens prior to facing eviction, as well as alternative solutions for plaintiffs and defendants involved in small claims, traffic and other legal matters.
Young, a Dallas native and 16-year employee of the City of Dallas, currently serves as Manager of Training, Development and Community Outreach. She also previously served as Manager of Court Support for the City of Dallas Municipal Court where she was responsible for Magistrate Court, the Teen Court Program, staffing for Civil Court, managing courtroom clerks, handling the jury pool poll, scheduling court dates, payment window operations, and data entry staffing for citations. Bernetta Jo Young also previously served as District Director for U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18th District).