General meeting, October 9, 2023
Join us at our October general meeting as we welcome former Judge Ted Poe. He is known across Harris County, across the state and the country as a no-nonsense judge who pioneered the use of “innovative sentencing” for felony offenders. Judge Poe believed that individuals convicted of crime are served best by a sentence that teaches the consequences of their actions. His innovative punishments – dubbed “Poetic Justice” — included ordering thieves to carry signs in public places proclaiming their crimes, requiring abusive spouses to publicly apologize on the courthouse steps, sentencing offenders to clean the Houston Police Department horse stables, and ordering murderers to place a photo of their victims on their prison cell wall.
Judge Poe was appointed judge of the 228th Criminal District Court by Governor Bill Clements in 1981. At 32, he was one of the youngest judges ever appointed in Texas. He spent over 20 years in the Harris County courthouse, moving more than 20,000 felony criminal cases. Prior to his judicial career, Judge Poe was a Chief Felony Prosecutor in Harris County under District Attorney Carol Vance. During his eight years as a prosecutor, he tried the most serious of all criminal cases and never lost a jury trial. Since leaving the bench in 2003, Judge Poe spent 14 years advocating for Texas’ 2nd District in United States Congress.
Since the purpose of NWFRW is to get Republicans elected, and recent history is showing this to be a challenge, Judge Poe will bring us information, instruction, and inspiration as we move into the 2024 election process. You will not want to miss hearing this special guest!
Make your reservation no later than October 6th at 9:00 am, and join us as we welcome Judge Ted Poe.