“A People Person for the Peoples’ Court”
for Justice of the Peace Pct. 1
A People Person for the Peoples’ Court”
Upcoming Fundraiser for
Yvonne Michelle Williams, Sublime native
Hosted by The Family of Michelle Williams
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 @ 1PM- 5PM
19 CR 142B, Sublime, Texas
Join us to raise funds for Michelle’s bid for
re-election to Justice of the Peace in Travis County Pct. 1
SUNDAY, November 5th, 2017
3:00pm - 6:00pm
15000 Hog Eye Road (at FM 973)
Manor, Texas 78724
Sponsorships: $1000, $500, $250, $125
Suggested Donation: $25 (All donations appreciated)
Thank You for two terms as your Justice of the Peace. Now I ask your support for another term to complete a successful truancy program we provided for our youth and families. We tackled what was the heaviest truancy docket in Travis County and have been successful in depleting it while addressing the true concerns behind truant behavior and family needs.
I will continue to provide a fair and just voice on this bench. Our legislative mandates will be met and community participation continued as we collectively address the many challenges faced by the constituents of Travis County Precinct 1.
My JP courtroom is a true people’s court. Many of you helped my staff and me make that happen. Now I am asking for your vote again, along with our many new neighbors as we seek solutions to the problems being faced by our education system and growing diverse community.
MR. BARRY FRANKLIN
HON. MORRIS OVERSTREET
HON. WILHELMINA DELCO
ARCHBISHOP DR. STERLING LANDS II
HON. VELVA PRICE
MR. ALBERT BLACK
HON. CHARLIE BAIRD
MS. BERTHA MEANS
GM MOSES WILLIAMS
HON. SHERYL COLE
For more information, RSVP and/or Sponsorship, please contact Oran McMichael at
512-913-4244 or submit your information below:
Mailed Contributions to:
Judge Yvonne Williams Campaign
P.O. Box 142248
Austin, TX 78714-2248
Yvonne M. Williams has been the Justice of the Peace for Travis County precinct 1 since 2011. She has been a practicing lawyer since 1982. After receiving her law degree from the University of Houston Law School, she practiced in the Houston – Galveston area throughout the 1980’s in civil rights law representing plaintiffs in discrimination lawsuits and South African anti-apartheid civil disobedience actions.
Yvonne relocated to the Austin area and clerked for then Court of Criminal Appeals Justice Morris Overstreet. Later, she traveled the state as a hearings officer with the Texas Workers Compensation Commission before representing the agency in Austin on its medical dispute resolution cases.
In October 2006, Ms. Williams was appointed by the Austin City Council to become an Associate Municipal Court Judge and served as the city’s first overnight magistrate in Travis County Central Booking. She served in this capacity for three years. In 2010 she was elected Justice of the Peace and will complete her 2nd term in December 2018.
Judge Williams commitment to addressing the issue of students being sent to court for failure to attend school resulted in her participation in the effort to have truancy cases decriminalized and the school to prison pipeline disrupted. Decriminalization was achieved and legislatively mandated in 2015 and Precinct 1 would eventually expunge over 15,000 juvenile cases. Precinct 1 continues its juvenile justice reform initiatives with the help of Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center and The University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. This collaborative will expand to include other community partners and address parents and families who continue to be faced with criminal cases for school related offences.
In the community Ms. Williams belongs to the Greater Calvary Bible Church, and remains active in the martial arts of karate and tai chi for several years. She is an adjunct instructor at the Austin Community college where she teaches in the paralegal department. She has proudly raised a son and two nieces.
Copyright 2017, Re-Elect Judge Yvonne Williams
POL. ADV. Yvonne Williams Campaign, Albert Black, Treasurer, PO Box 142248, Austin, TX 78714-2248