Re-Elect Chris Daniel for Harris County District Clerk

Re-Elect Chris Daniel for Harris County District Clerk I am the Republican nominee for Harris County District Clerk. I will: refocus the office on technological innovation, improve jury service, fix the filing system eliminating errors & downtime, restore passport services, correct citation issues, and more.

I am running as your proven conservative for Re-Election as Harris County District Clerk. As your District Clerk, I increased technology at the courthouse to bring about paperless--electronic--courts in Civil & Family courts as well as instituting the electronic "E"-Subpoena system, saving millions in taxpayer monies in paper and printing. I improved the jury system with a streamlined online-resch

I am running as your proven conservative for Re-Election as Harris County District Clerk. As your District Clerk, I increased technology at the courthouse to bring about paperless--electronic--courts in Civil & Family courts as well as instituting the electronic "E"-Subpoena system, saving millions in taxpayer monies in paper and printing. I improved the jury system with a streamlined online-resch

Operating as usual

#Crime continues to get out of hand in #HarrisCounty. Murders are highest ever in #Houston. Had enough? Time to return a...
01/15/2022
Manager at north Harris Co. Cracker Barrel dies after being shot during attempted robbery, officials say

#Crime continues to get out of hand in #HarrisCounty. Murders are highest ever in #Houston. Had enough? Time to return a #DistrictClerk that works WITH law enforcement, instead of against them. The shooting happened around 6:15 a.m. as an employee was trying to get into the restaurant. https://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news/local/north-harris-county-store-employee-shot/285-a26d560e-8ab4-4cd3-97ee-ea82765dc25a #springtx

The shooting happened around 6:15 a.m. as an employee was trying to get into the restaurant.

12/25/2021
Help out our campaign and donate today! #DistrictClerk
12/19/2021
Contribute – Chris Daniel

Help out our campaign and donate today! #DistrictClerk

If you would prefer to mail your donation, please send a check made payable to Friends of Chris Daniel to the address below. Friends of Chris Daniel P.O. Box 41622, Houston, TX, 77241 **Note: For compliance purposes, please include your name, occupation and employer on the check. State law requires....

12/15/2021

Thank you #HarrisCounty for your confidence in me once again. I am your #Republican nominee for #DistrictClerk! Let’s win again in November.

12/11/2021

Opinion Editorial

Time For Change at the Courthouse

In the flurry of enthusiasm for top of the ticket candidates, in 2018 Democrats voted overwhelmingly straight ticket in Harris County. Unfortunately, officeholders doing a good job were swept out in the wave—replaced by less than optimum alternatives. Witness how quickly two separate County Clerks resigned or did not seek reelection, mainly due to errors and incompetence regarding multiple elections under their charge. Witness the judges who fail to run timely dockets, leaving plaintiffs and defendants languishing for years to see justice—including several judges who haven’t held a single trial since taking office! Witness further the dramatic rise in crime due to a misapplication of the fundamentals to practical criminal justice reform and non-functioning offices integral to criminal justice.

A glaring and sad change brought by the 2018 wave is at the very heart of the courthouse: the “Clerk of Courts” or here in Texas better known as the District Clerk’s Office. The District Clerk is often forgotten until you have jury duty or need to look up a case personal to you. It is an office that is typically apolitical and out-of-sight-out-of-mind to most but the lawyers who utilize the office daily. Then in comes a non-lawyer with minimal managerial experience or understanding of the office to run a five hundred-plus person organization. By electing a non-lawyer with practically zero legal experience to run the largest court system in Texas, voters unintentionally invited a cluster of problems, messes, legal concerns, and over all disaster to Harris County’s legal system.

What did the new clerk do on day one?—fire or demand the resignation of more than sixty veteran employees. More than a century of institutional knowledge left overnight, including key positions in training and quality control. What followed became a nightmare stemming from a flattened management structure with little accountability, whereby phones didn’t get answered, filings were vastly misfiled, the filing system ground to a halt, and necessary legal documents (like citations) were either lost or issued months beyond statutory limits. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water!

The most grievous complaint is the consistently down website that lawyers heavily rely upon--especially since COVID—to interact with the electronic filing system and the courthouse itself. It is a joke that is relayed daily on lawyer forums and social media sites. But it is no joke to the plaintiff or defendant who cannot move forward with their case because the website is down yet again.

The mismanagement of the taxpayers’ and public court records and court processing system must come to an end. Harris County should demand better of its public officials, and this includes the District Clerk's office. This election season, it is time we bring competency back to the courthouse. Changing the criminal justice system for the better starts at the courthouse, and change at the courthouse starts with the District Clerk.

This is not a party issue but a question of leadership and ability: the past two district clerks, a democrat and a republican, both lawyers, ran the office quite capably. The transition between the two was nearly seamless. It was a prime example of public service above self or party. What the new District Clerk has done echoes what happened in the early 90s when a similar clerk gutted the office and set it back a decade.

Let’s not make that mistake again. Tackling rising crime requires a functioning court, and the District Clerk is at the heart of every courthouse. We demand a working District Clerk office. After all, “justice delayed is justice denied”. Bring back competency to the office and replace those who cannot handle their job.

Chris Daniel
Fmr. Harris County District Clerk
2011-2018

Crime effects everyone including my family: last night’s smash & grab at a high end restaurant in the heart of Houston c...
11/19/2021

Crime effects everyone including my family: last night’s smash & grab at a high end restaurant in the heart of Houston couldn’t have come at a worst time. I have had it. It’s time for change at the courthouse. Announcement coming soon. #DistrictClerk

11/03/2021

It’s time to bring back competence to county government. The list of costly mistakes to the taxpayers is long and spans many departments: from the Tax Assessor giving up millions to surrounding counties by not doing her job, to the multitude of county clerks and now the new elections administrator grossly over budgeting the necessary resources to run elections and then not even being able to run them properly or timely, to the joke of a district clerk website that seems to not function—have outages, etc.— on a continual basis; never mind the ongoing problems with the criminal justice system as a whole. It’s time for competence , it’s time for a change, it’s time to bring back sanity and a willingness to work back to Harris County

The spark of freedom from oppression & tyranny begins somewhere.  Here in Texas it began in Gonzales.  #texas
10/02/2021

The spark of freedom from oppression & tyranny begins somewhere. Here in Texas it began in Gonzales. #texas

October 2, 1835
Mexican and Texan troops face off in Gonzales in what has come to be known as the opening battle of the Texas Revolution.
What led to these two forces clashing? Learn more on our website:
https://www.thealamo.org/remember/battle-and-revolution

09/13/2021

Jury Duty cancelled tomorrow in Harris County District & County Courts @ NRG Arena. You will be rescheduled. #jury #JuryDuty #HarrisCounty. FYI. #DistrictClerk.

www.justex.net

Stay vigilant. Make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas, and that you have at least five days worth of food and water. S...
09/13/2021

Stay vigilant. Make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas, and that you have at least five days worth of food and water. Severe flooding is possible.

Good morning! Tropical Storm Nicholas has a better defined center of circulation this morning, and it has reformed north of where forecasters believed it to be earlier. This, combined with an expectation that Nicholas will now move a little bit more quickly once inland, have led to some changes in timing and rainfall amounts in the forecast. As a reminder, we’re continuing to predict Stage 3 flood conditions for some parts of the greater Houston area through Wednesday. Some, but not all, of our region will see prolonged heavy rainfall beginning later tonight. Here's what we know:

https://spacecityweather.com/tropical-storm-nicholas-is-nearing-the-texas-coast-heavy-rains-coming-with-it/

Difficult working environments like those some experienced at the County being exposed during the early months of COVID-...
09/06/2021

Difficult working environments like those some experienced at the County being exposed during the early months of COVID-19, are not new. In the late 1800s at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S., the average American factory worker worked 12-hour days and seven-days a week. Despite some restrictions, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories, and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions grew more prominent and vocal. They organized strikes and rallies, many of which turned violent.

The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” soon spread throughout the country and became a federal holiday in 1894. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1

Happy Labor Day

Difficult working environments like those some experienced at the County being exposed during the early months of COVID-19, are not new. In the late 1800s at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S., the average American factory worker worked 12-hour days and seven-days a week. Despite some restrictions, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories, and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. As manufacturing increasingly supplanted agriculture as the wellspring of American employment, labor unions grew more prominent and vocal. They organized strikes and rallies, many of which turned violent.

The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” soon spread throughout the country and became a federal holiday in 1894. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1

Happy Labor Day

Got a boat?  @CajunNavyRelief needs our help.  Time to return the favor from #Harvey.  Sign up to volunteer: cajunrelief...
08/29/2021
Home - Cajun Navy Foundation

Got a boat? @CajunNavyRelief needs our help. Time to return the favor from #Harvey. Sign up to volunteer: cajunrelief.org #cajunnavy #boat #rescue #Hurricane

Donate to Support our Efforts5 months later, Cajun Navy Ground Force remains activated for Hurricane Laura. There are so many in need and we’re not waiting for others to help. We are the future of disaster relief. Scroll down for more information on how to apply, get help, volunteer and donate. Do...

Honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice #memorialday.
05/31/2021
Re-Elect Chris Daniel for Harris County District Clerk

Honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice #memorialday.

I am the Republican Harris County District Clerk.As your Clerk I will:Return sound business practices to the office, continue the technological advances begun under Charles Bacarisse, and address public concerns with jury duty

Happy Easter! From our family to yours
04/04/2021

Happy Easter! From our family to yours

Happy Easter! From our family to yours

Freedom is hard fought for and hard kept.  Texas was set free by sacrifice—keep it so
03/07/2021

Freedom is hard fought for and hard kept. Texas was set free by sacrifice—keep it so

The Alamo fell to enemy forces on this day in 1836.

The battle was lost, but the war was not.

Texas prevailed.

It’s a reminder of the grit, resolve & perseverance of Texans from our very beginning.

We are challenged, but always overcome.

The Cenotaph will remain unmoved.

The wealthiest person in history—backed by #Gold and not some arbitrary piece of paper (here’s looking at you #GME), was...
02/03/2021
Mansa Musa - Wikipedia

The wealthiest person in history—backed by #Gold and not some arbitrary piece of paper (here’s looking at you #GME), was the black #African King of #Mali: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansa_Musa. Jeff Bezos & Bill Gates ain’t got nothing compared to King Musa. #BlackHistoryMonth

Musa I (c. 1280 – c. 1337), or Mansa Musa, was the tenth Mansa (a military title meaning "conqueror"[2] or "emperor"[3][4][5][6][7]) of the Mali Empire, an Islamic West African state. He has been sometimes described as the wealthiest individual of the Middle Ages and of all of human history.

11/26/2020

Happy #Thanksgiving2020 from ours to yours!

Thank you to all who served. Your commitment is beyond commendable. We are safer because of you. #veteransday
11/11/2020

Thank you to all who served. Your commitment is beyond commendable. We are safer because of you. #veteransday

In the middle of all this, “tone at the top” and lack of leadership leads to this: #districtclerk
05/31/2020

In the middle of all this, “tone at the top” and lack of leadership leads to this: #districtclerk

The incumbent fired scores of experienced staff at the #DistrictClerk office, creating a massive knowledge gap in the of...
05/14/2020
Man who died at jail was near get­ting out | Houston Chronicle

The incumbent fired scores of experienced staff at the #DistrictClerk office, creating a massive knowledge gap in the office. This incompetence has now claimed a life: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/houston-chronicle/20200513/281633897419898 #failure #clerk #timetoresign

A Hous­ton man who died last week at the Har­ris County Jail had signed a form that could have in­duced his re­lease sev­eral days ear­lier, ac­cord­ing to court records, ap­par­ently un­be­knownst to his at­tor­ney and judge. Wal­lace Har­ris, 65, in­stead re­mained...

05/08/2020

#HarrisCounty has suspended #jury service through June 30, 2020. Jurors who have received a summons for dates through June 30 do not need appear and do NOT need to reschedule. #court #districtclerk #covid19 https://www.justex.net/

#update: #HarrisCounty has suspended #jury service through May 31, 2020. Jurors who have received a summons for dates th...
04/16/2020
Re-Elect Chris Daniel for Harris County District Clerk

#update: #HarrisCounty has suspended #jury service through May 31, 2020. Jurors who have received a summons for dates through May 31 do not need appear and do NOT need to reschedule. #districtclerk

Jury Service Suspended Through MAY 8, 2020. Jurors who have received a summons for dates through May 8 do not need appear and do NOT need to reschedule.

For updates or additional information, please check our website www.justex.net #districtclerk #juryduty

Jury Service Suspended Through MAY 8, 2020. Jurors who have received a summons for dates through May 8 do not need appea...
04/09/2020
Harris County District Courts

Jury Service Suspended Through MAY 8, 2020. Jurors who have received a summons for dates through May 8 do not need appear and do NOT need to reschedule.

For updates or additional information, please check our website www.justex.net #districtclerk #juryduty

#HarrisCounty #Courts & DA office closed after prosecutor & defense attorney test positive for COVID-19 https://www.hous...
03/20/2020
Harris County courts, DA's office closed after prosecutor exposed to infected relative

#HarrisCounty #Courts & DA office closed after prosecutor & defense attorney test positive for COVID-19 https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-courts-DA-office-close-coronavirus-15145817.php?t=50ae3f8337 #districtclerk

The DA closed offices and prosecutors are seeking remote hearing appearances following news that a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney’s office had been exposed to the coronavirus.

03/12/2020
Harris County Criminal District Courts

FOR CRIMINAL COURTS:

THIS NOTICE DOES NOT APPLY TO DEFENDANTS WHO HAVE NOT YET HAD A SETTING IN THEIR ASSIGNED DISTRICT COURT. ALL DEFENDANTS RELEASED FROM CUSTODY ON OR AFTER MARCH 16, 2020, MUST REPORT TO COURT AS DIRECTED UPON RELEASE.

All OTHER Defendants released on bond in felony district courts before March 16, 2020, who are scheduled to appear in court from March 16, 2020 through April 3, 2020, will be rescheduled and do not need to appear in court.

You must contact your attorney, bonding company or Harris County Pretrial Services to find out your new court date. If you have not been notified of a new court date by April 3, 2020, you MUST call your court directly to receive your next court date.

If you do not have an attorney, contact the Court immediately. Your court’s contact information can be found at: http://www.justex.net/Courts/Criminal/CriminalCourts.aspx or call 713-755-5000.

Information and updates will be posted at www.justex.net. Or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HarrisCountyCriminalDistrictCourts.

If you believe that attempting to appear in court could cause unjustified risk to your health or safety, please contact your court to inquire about what options might be available to you.

Stay informed about the Harris County Criminal District Courts.

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Opinion Editorial Time For Change at the Courthouse In the flurry of enthusiasm for top of the ticket candidates, in 2018 Democrats voted overwhelmingly straight ticket in Harris County. Unfortunately, officeholders doing a good job were swept out in the wave—replaced by less than optimum alternatives. Witness how quickly two separate County Clerks resigned or did not seek reelection, mainly due to errors and incompetence regarding multiple elections under their charge. Witness the judges who fail to run timely dockets, leaving plaintiffs and defendants languishing for years to see justice—including several judges who haven’t held a single trial since taking office! Witness further the dramatic rise in crime due to a misapplication of the fundamentals to practical criminal justice reform and non-functioning offices integral to criminal justice. A glaring and sad change brought by the 2018 wave is at the very heart of the courthouse: the “Clerk of Courts” or here in Texas better known as the District Clerk’s Office. The District Clerk is often forgotten until you have jury duty or need to look up a case personal to you. It is an office that is typically apolitical and out-of-sight-out-of-mind to most but the lawyers who utilize the office daily. Then in comes a non-lawyer with minimal managerial experience or understanding of the office to run a five hundred-plus person organization. By electing a non-lawyer with practically zero legal experience to run the largest court system in Texas, voters unintentionally invited a cluster of problems, messes, legal concerns, and over all disaster to Harris County’s legal system. What did the new clerk do on day one?—fire or demand the resignation of more than sixty veteran employees. More than a century of institutional knowledge left overnight, including key positions in training and quality control. What followed became a nightmare stemming from a flattened management structure with little accountability, whereby phones didn’t get answered, filings were vastly misfiled, the filing system ground to a halt, and necessary legal documents (like citations) were either lost or issued months beyond statutory limits. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water! The most grievous complaint is the consistently down website that lawyers heavily rely upon--especially since COVID—to interact with the electronic filing system and the courthouse itself. It is a joke that is relayed daily on lawyer forums and social media sites. But it is no joke to the plaintiff or defendant who cannot move forward with their case because the website is down yet again. The mismanagement of the taxpayers’ and public court records and court processing system must come to an end. Harris County should demand better of its public officials, and this includes the District Clerk's office. This election season, it is time we bring competency back to the courthouse. Changing the criminal justice system for the better starts at the courthouse, and change at the courthouse starts with the District Clerk. This is not a party issue but a question of leadership and ability: the past two district clerks, a democrat and a republican, both lawyers, ran the office quite capably. The transition between the two was nearly seamless. It was a prime example of public service above self or party. What the new District Clerk has done echoes what happened in the early 90s when a similar clerk gutted the office and set it back a decade. Let’s not make that mistake again. Tackling rising crime requires a functioning court, and the District Clerk is at the heart of every courthouse. We demand a working District Clerk office. After all, “justice delayed is justice denied”. Bring back competency to the office and replace those who cannot handle their job. Chris Daniel Fmr. Harris County District Clerk 2011-2018 Re-Elect Chris Daniel for Harris County District Clerk
Wishing you a happy re-election! Hugs and votes to you, Chris Daniel!!!!
I voted for you today good luck with the election