Dareia Jacobs is proud to announce her candidacy for Justice of the Peace for Dallas County, Precinct 4, Place 2 during this voting season. As Justice of the Peace, Jacobs will work to expand access to housing support services, reduce absenteeism in schools, and restore trust between the community and the justice system. If elected, Jacobs will bring a community-centered approach to the bench and lead with fairness.
Mrs. Jacobs graduated with a B.A. from Lane College in Mass Communications and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Since college, Jacobs has achieved much in the field as a TV and radio commentator, author, and educator. She took these opportunities to use her voice to empower, educate, and inspire hearts and minds. She strives to help motivate students to reach their highest potential.
Jacobs is married to Bishop Eli Jacobs, pastor of the Resurrection Body of Christ Church in Dallas, TX. In her spare time, she enjoys serving her community and creating family memories with her husband and son, Eli Jr.
Her platform consists of four points, which make up the acronym FAIR:
- F: Fair – As Justice of the Peace, I will adjudicate cases fairly and uphold the position with integrity.
- A: Accessible – I will work to make the court system accessible and easy for the community to navigate through online forms, simple payment options, and extended hours.
- I: Innovative – I will come up with innovative approaches to improve the courtroom experience and draw from best practices from JP courts across the state of Texas. I will also provide fair accommodations to individuals with special needs including those with physical limitations or mental health challenges.
- R: Responsive – I will work hard to earn the community’s trust and be responsive to your needs. I will bring a community-centered approach to the bench.
“I’m on assignment. I’m not necessarily all deep off into politics and being a politician,” Jacobs said. “I’m on assignment because there is a need for our community. And with that need, connecting as an educator and being deeply involved with a lot of students, hearing their stories, hearing their needs, especially during a pandemic, is so important. Right now, I’m looking at evictions because I had a student come to me and tell me he hasn’t been to school, not because he doesn’t want to learn, but because, ‘My Daddy left my mom, my grandmother got COVID, and my mom got a pink slip. Now we got to find a place to stay.’ I’m here to help our beautiful communities,” she added.
Read more about Jacobs and her campaign at VoteDareiaJacobsForJP.com.