FIGHTING TO SECURE DALLAS COUNTY'S ABILITY TO HANDLE THE PANDEMIC
Andrew Sommerman serves as Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins' attorney, suing Governor Greg Abbott in order to allow Dallas County to address the COVID-19 pandemic according to the advice of healthcare professionals. As we all know, the pandemic has become needlessly politicized. Getting a vaccine or wearing a mask is not a political statement, and Judge Jenkins and county officials needed the power to follow the science and the advice of experts.
Judge Jenkins said that Andrew Sommerman and the legal team supporting him "saved lives" in Dallas County. Once elected to the Commissioners Court to work alongside Judge Jenkins, Andrew will continue to fight for local control over critical challenges, so that partisan politics do not get in the way of good policy.
ANDREW SOMMERMAN BIOGRAPHY
Andrew Sommerman is a longtime resident of Commissioner District 2. Andrew is running because he has a strong desire to apply his leadership skills to tackle challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to assertively manage our public healthcare system, and to ensure intelligent and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
Andrew has been directly involved in numerous Democratic Party campaigns as a volunteer and donor. His law firm has been a generous donor to Democratic candidates and has frequently taken on voting and civil rights cases, pro bono, to benefit the community.
Andrew is a respected civil trial attorney and partner in the firm Sommerman McCaffity Quesada & Geisler, LLP. He has spent much of his career representing individuals injured in accidents, truck wrecks, fires, and in the workplace. Andrew also represents individuals who have been harmed by damaging pharmaceuticals.
Andrew enjoys sharing his expertise with future generations of lawyers by teaching courses at Texas A&M Law School, Southern Methodist University, The South Texas College of Law and the University of Texas at Arlington. He also conducts continuing legal education courses to teach other attorneys. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of his alma mater, The South Texas College of Law.
Andrew has given back to the community in a number of ways. He has endowed scholarships at his alma maters, the University of Texas at Arlington and The South Texas College of Law. He founded the American Moot Court Association which teaches more than 2000 students across the county about advocacy and the ethical pursuit of argument. Andrew is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Andrew is married to Racheal Wang and has five amazing children, four of whom are public school graduates. One child is adopted. Andrew also has a stepson who attends Greenhill School.
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