Roman is seeking her second term as judge for County Court at Law No. 8. She previously served as judge of the 175th District Court from 1993 to 2016.
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Why should voters choose you?
My qualifications to be a judge includes more than an adequate number of jury trial experience at all levels. I became board certified in criminal law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in 1994. My work ethic is strong, and statistical data substantiates this statement. More importantly, I consider myself a public servant and am committed to serving my community and all who must appear in County Court at Law No. 8 with fairness, impartiality and justice.
What do you see as the top challenge facing our local court system, and how should it be addressed?
There are many challenges facing our local court system. We lack an efficient and timely return of the testing of blood and breath samples for drug and DWI cases. We lack efficient and timely evaluations of defendants who need psychological examinations. Staffing problems exist on all levels, and many of the problems are exacerbated by inadequate compensation. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are not adequately compensated for their work. But the top challenge I see is the lack of resources to handle the number of defendants who came to the Bexar County jail with mental health issues. If they are found incompetent, they frequently cannot be sent to a treatment facility because of a lack of beds. They spend their time in jail and eventually are released into the community with outpatient treatment. This is a problem that one person cannot solve. I will continue to bring awareness to those who may be able to provide solutions.