I was raised in Montgomery County and I’m a proud 1985 graduate of McCullough High School. As an attorney, I have served Montgomery County in getting criminals off our streets and making our home a little safer. I am ready to continue to serve Montgomery County as a judge, dedicated to working for you in holding true to hometown values.”
Montgomery County is Jo Ann’s hometown. She and her husband, Ron Linzer, grew up here. Their son Jeremy is a graduate of College Park High School. Jo Ann has seen this county grow from about 160,000 to over half a million people. Jo Ann has a clear passion and concern for this county and her focus has always been finding ways to serve.
Having tried over 100 jury trials and working in almost every courtroom in the Montgomery County courthouse, Jo Ann understands how a District Court should run with an emphasis on fairness and impartiality. Equally important, she understands that taxpayers want fiscal responsibility, even on the bench.
As an Assistant Attorney General, Jo Ann worked in civil litigation defending law enforcement officers in State and Federal courts handling a large caseload. As a Senior Civil Trial Attorney with the Special Prosecution Unit, she was responsible for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators. In every case Jo Ann tried, the jury verdict was successful for the State and in favor of civil commitment.
Jo Ann understands that ultimately as a judge, she will be making decisions that affect lives. This is a challenge that she is prepared for based on her experience in the courtroom, her service to this county and her strong family values. Her exposure to judges, juries, victims, and the public make her ready to serve Montgomery County in the 284th District Court.
As a prosecutor, it has been Jo Ann’s duty to see that justice is done. As a criminal lawyer, Jo Ann achieved Board Certification from the State Board of Legal Specialization. She also earned the reputation as one of the best prosecutors in the state and was recognized for her strong work ethic and dedication to teaching others. She was awarded recently with the Chris Marshall Award from Texas District and County Attorneys Association for her contribution to training and teaching prosecutors across the State of Texas.
Jo Ann Linzer
Montgomery County Raised
Montgomery County Proud
I believe the 284th District Court needs someone who can be trusted. Someone who is committed to service on this bench and not looking for the “next step.” I am the only candidate who has taken on a role of serving the community as my career. I have seen that justice is done, defended law enforcement officers and protected the public from sexually violent predators.
My ability to serve this court at a high level is directly attributed to my experience. I am the only candidate who is Board Certified by the State Bar of Texas. I have litigated over 100 cases in front of a jury. I understand the law that governs. I have been responsible to crime victims serving on the State Bar Crime Victim Committee. I have been responsible to the county in being diligent in my job.
This court doesn’t belong to me. This court is for Montgomery County residents. We all pay the taxes that provide for this court. I will be there to work for you. Legal accountability is one thing, but a court must also be efficient and use taxpayer funds wisely.