Experience Jack Roady has been serving as your Galveston County Criminal District Attorney since 2011. A career prosecutor, Jack has represented the State of Texas in thousands of cases – from misdemeanor and felony trials to appellate litigation including death penalty cases.
Change Since his election as part of the first Republican administration in Galveston County since Reconstruction, Jack has helped lead the transition to a conservative approach to government. Jack maintained good relationships with prior administrations while making the changes needed to improve effectiveness and morale at the District Attorney’s Office.
Direction Jack oversees an office of 41 prosecutors. He works to provide the best in training for his staff and law enforcement alike. Jack worked with Commissioners Court to obtain better salaries to improve retention. He helped establish the first Veterans Treatment Court and the first Drug Court in Galveston County. He has increased cooperation among law enforcement and other prosecutors’ offices across the state, improving the reputation of the Office and saving Galveston County taxpayer dollars.
Integrity Jack lives by the rule that a prosecutor must always seek justice. As a Christian, he believes integrity and honesty are critical to that mission. Jack has earned a reputation for fairness, courtesy and respect to all — be they rich, poor, powerful, weak, victim, criminal, Republican or Democrat. A Galveston County resident for more than 20 years, Jack serves on the Boards of Directors for West Galveston County Interfaith Caring Ministries, the Crisis Pregnancy and Support Center of Texas City, and the Advocacy Center for Children of Galveston County. He is also a member of the Santa Fe Lions Club and the Galveston Rotary Club. Jack is a frequent speaker at Citizens Police Academies and other community and faith-based organizations. Jack and his wife have celebrated 20 years of marriage and have four wonderful teenage children.