Attorney Brook Fulks announced Tuesday she is running for judge of the 401st District Court in Collin County.

Fulks said she will seek the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by retiring Judge Mark Rusch, who has presided over the court since it was created in 2000.

As a “constitutional conservative,” Fulks said, she will “use [her] legal experience to apply the law as our state’s and nation’s constitutions intended.”

“I believe in the importance of treating each person before the court fairly and with respect,” Fulks told Texas Scorecard. “I value the trust our community places in our elected judges, and I am committed to serving the people of Collin County.”

Fulks is a top-rated family law attorney with O’Neil Wysocki, P.C. She serves on the Collin County Child Protective Services Board and board of directors of the Collin County Bar Association, and she is president of Golden Corridor Republican Women.

She earned a juris doctor degree from Baylor Law School in 2011, is licensed by the State Bar of Texas, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Fulks and her family live in McKinney.

Other Republicans who have announced their intention to run for the seat include attorney and former Collin County Republican Party Chairman George Flint, criminal defense attorney Sarah Fox, and former 380th District Judge Suzanne Wooten, who is suing the county for wrongful prosecution in a case that forced her out of office.

Nine Collin County district judge races will be on the ballot in 2020. Candidates for the March 2020 primary must file to run for office between November 9 and December 9, 2019.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.


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