About Jack

Your elected Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady serves you alongside a team of 41 assistant district attorneys, 6 peace officers, and 25 support staff, who together prosecute more than 10,000 misdemeanor and felony cases each year in Galveston County.

Jack was first elected Galveston County Criminal District Attorney in 2010, and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2014.  He served as a trial and appellate prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston for ten years prior.

Jack has served on the board of directors for the Texas District & County Attorneys Association and is an appointed member of the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit.  In 2016, he was named Prosecutor of the Year by the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section.  

Jack also serves on the boards of directors for HIS Ministries, the Crisis Pregnancy and Support Center of Texas City, the Texas Gulf Coast Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and the Advocacy Center for Children of Galveston County.  He is a member of the Santa Fe Lions Club and the Galveston Rotary Club.  

Jack attended Texas A&M University at Galveston, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, and earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Jack and his wife Nisha are the proud parents of four young college students. Two daughters and a son-in-law attend University of Houston - Clear Lake.  One son attends Texas A&M at Galveston and another attends Collegiate High School at College of the Mainland.  Jack and Nisha reside in Santa Fe and attend Santa Fe Christian Church.

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    Jack Roady Re-Election Kick-off and Fund Raiser

    Kickoff and Fundraiser.jpgSave the date! Our Re-Election Kickoff is June 29th, 5 - 8 pm, at the Three Acres Food Truck Park. We'll have great food, cold drinks, games, and terrific live music by One Way Home. Dress comfy and bring your lawn chairs - it will be a great evening.


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    Galveston DA Jack Roady to Receive Prosecutor of the Year Award

    From the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, September 20, 2016:

    Jack Roady, Prosecutor of the YearGalveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady has been named 2016 Prosecutor of the Year by the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section. The presentation of this prestigious award will take place in Galveston on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Texas District and County Attorneys Association's Annual Criminal and Civil Law Update Conference. 

    Roady is being honored for the leadership role he has played in addressing issues surrounding the developing science of mixture DNA forensic analysis. "When Jack learned of problems with the analysis of a DNA case in his jurisdiction, he didn't just fix his case and move on," said Bernard Ammerman, TDCAA's President. "Jack jumped in at the state level and was instrumental in helping to develop procedures for reanalysis of questioned DNA tests so that the public and defendants could be confident the labs are getting it right."

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