Boyd is seeking her second term as judge of the 187th District Court, where she became the court’s first African American judge when she was elected in 2018. A graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, she has practiced law for 25 years, both in her own practice and as a prosecutor in the Bexar County District Attorney’s office.

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Why should voters choose you?

During my tenure as judge, great strides have been made in bettering the function of the legal system. In the 187th District Court, the backlog of cases has been greatly diminished. Rehabilitation has been provided for those who need and deserve it, while ensuring the safety of our community. Each person has been ensured the fundamentally right to a speedy trial and justice. My mother always taught me that it takes each of us to improve our communities and to make sure our community works for everyone. During my time as judge, I have continued to give back to my community:  as an associate professor at UTSA, by continuing to educate the public about our legal system and by providing continuing legal education to attorneys. 

What do you see as the top challenge facing our local court system, and how should it be addressed?

The judiciary is an integral part of our system and must not fail. The public must have faith that our judicial system is independent and fair. The two most important keys to the public’s faith in the judiciary is a judiciary which is diverse and occupied by qualified jurists and the education of the public on the role of the judiciary. I seek to educate the public daily by making sure the court is open to the public through the court’s YouTube system, by educating students at the University of Texas of San Antonio, and educating the general public.

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This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.