First elected in 2011, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins brings business acumen, legislative experience, and an unparalleled commitment to the office of County Judge. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been a strong leader on transportation issues. As a member of the Regional Transportation Council, he has steered hundreds of millions of dollars to Dallas County. Judge Jenkins is widely recognized as an emerging leader on transportation issues and is a fierce and effective advocate for infrastructure and road improvement throughout Dallas County, particularly in southern Dallas County.
Under Judge Jenkins' direct leadership, the Dallas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department has successfully responded to two major events and continued to strengthen the department and the safety and security of Dallas County residents. From rapid response to natural disaster, to combating the worst West Nile Virus epidemic in America, Judge Jenkins’ efforts have earned him national recognition for his leadership in a time of crisis.