is the first African-American elected to a statewide office in the history of the State of Texas. He was twice elected to serve on the state’s highest criminal appellate court, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, from 1990 to 1998. As a member of the Court, he authored over 500 opinions.
Earning a Juris Doctor Degree from Texas Southern University School of Law in Houston, Texas in 1975. He is a life member of the National Bar Association and is also a member of the American Bar Association, having served as a former Chair of the Judicial Council Division. He also is the current President of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association.
Morris Overstreet Believes In....
Fostering productivity and mutual benefit through common connection is a key factor in accomplishing goals that help our community thrive. As a leader and advocate, with over three decades in community involvement and civic service, Morris embodies that belief. He has discovered that, treating individuals with dignity while valuing their concerns is instrumental in helping the community to grow and accomplish its goals.
Efficiency and transparency in government is of importance to a well-functioning community. Morris has worked to educate others on how to maintain efficiency and transparency helping others to utilize their rights as voters in choosing leaders that represent their best interests. Whether it’s a matter of the court, the quality of life for all citizens or the education of our communities youth, Morris has a proven track record of service & advocacy that has gone beyond matters of the law.
Quality Education & Senior Living
We must work together to create healthier communities by funding programs that foster education for our children's futures & provide a standard quality of life for all citizen
We must work together to create safer communities by equipping law enforcement with the necessary tools to make us safer and by holding officials accountable for doing so
Efficient Spending & Budgeting
We must work together to create better communities by leveraging tax dollars & spending on improvements & initiatives that benefit the community at large not zip-codes