Throughout her career as a Juvenile Public Defender, Travis County Assistant District Attorney, Travis County Attorney, Precinct 3 County Commissioner, and Assistant Texas Attorney General, Margaret Moore has remained focused on one objective: Justice.
Margaret sought justice for troubled juveniles, the victims of crime, taxpayers who deserve a well-run government, and for all Texans victimized by unethical corporations. Margaret is a widely experienced attorney, licensed both in the State of Texas and in federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Now, Moore is running for District Attorney and justice will again be her main objective.
A Waco native, Moore earned her undergraduate in 1970 and law degree in 1972 at UT-Austin. After a few months practicing law back home, she returned to Austin in 1974 and served as a counsel for two committees in the Texas House of Representatives.
In 1976, Margaret became the Travis County Juvenile Defender and represented indigent youths in dire need of legal help. A year later, she became an Assistant District Attorney under Ronnie Earle. Over the next three years, she prosecuted a wide range of major felony cases in our courts.
In 1980, Moore took her first plunge into electoral politics and was elected Travis County Attorney. In that position, she earned a reputation as a strong, independent thinker who strengthened DWI enforcement, dramatically improved the tax collection system for Travis County and played a key role in expanding the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.
In 1994, Margaret returned to public service as the District Director for the newly elected Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Later, she was twice appointed (1998 and 2001) to serve out the terms for departing Precinct 3 County Commissioners.
In 2005, Moore became an Assistant Attorney General and handled complex lawsuits against corporations that had exploited Texas Medicaid, diverting hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars intended to fund health care for our most vulnerable citizens. She was the lead counsel in a highly significant jury trial that resulted in $180-million judgment against a pharmaceutical company. In that division, was promoted first to Litigation Team Leader and then Deputy Chief. She retired in 2014.
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