The Shattered Dreams Program is hosted by a local high school each year. Along with local law enforcement and emergency services, Judge Staudt participates in this effort to help educate and motivate young men and women to drive responsibly.
Students act out the irresponsible acts of drinking and driving which result in a crash. Some victims are killed and others injured. Shattered Dreams is a sobering program encouraging students to make wise choices that ensure their lives and promote public safety. Partnering with the schools to provide this message is just one of the many ways Judge Staudt gives back to our community by encouraging safety and preventing dreams from being shattered.
“A charge frequently leveled at pro-life supporters is that we fight for the pre-born and then forget about them afterwards. Let me introduce you to Judge Edna Staudt, who epitomizes pro-life follow-thru.
“Judge Staudt has served as the Williamson County Justice of the Peace for over 23 years. Not only is Judge Staudt a tireless defender of the pre-born, she is a tireless advocate for teens here in Williamson County.
“When Judge Staudt founded YMCA Teen Court 22 years ago, her purpose was two-fold.
“First, it gave young people in Williamson County an opportunity to learn about our justice through hands-on participation. At Teen Court, young men and women learn the art of jury deliberation as actual jurors. They also learn the roles and serve as court clerks and bailiffs. Once they have demonstrated proficiency in those positions, these young leaders earn the opportunity to train and try out for roles of prosecuting and defending attorneys.Experienced student attorneys are allowed to train and try out to serve as the actual Judge, presiding over sentencing deliberations in very real, Class C misdemeanor cases involving juvenile defendants.
“Second, Teen Court grants a second chance to real-life teen defendants. These juvenile defendants who have had actual court proceedings with Judge Staudt may then have their real case adjudicated tried in Teen Court, with a real, binding consequence handed in by the jury. Defendants who complete the sentence may and then have their fine waived or reduced and their record cleared. What a wonderful example of both justice and mercy! This is exactly what citizens should expect from their justice system.
“As a mother whose children have participated in Teen Court and as a voter in Williamson County, I am very, very pleased with how Judge Staudt has performed in her role.
“I appeal to you, my fellow voters, make the effort to vote today and re-electJudge Edna Staudt, the only Republican Primary candidate who shares our values.” – Noel Adams
Judge Edna Staudt Endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life
“Judge Edna Staudt made a great impact on my life by introducing me to the American justice system and allowing me to play an active role in it through the Williamson County YMCA Teen Court program.
“I was a high school student at the time and had no experience with law enforcement or the court system outside of mock trials in which I had participated. Judge Staudt helped train me and a large number of other young people in what it means to sit on a jury, to interview a defendant as their attorney, and to even serve as the presiding judge in sentencing of juvenile defendants who have plead guilty or no-contendere to real Class C misdemeanors.
“However, the most important aspect of this program for me was when Judge Staudt invited members of law enforcement to speak to us about their responsibilities to the community and the impact their experiences have had on them. I’ll never forget hearing a Williamson County Sheriff’s deputy talk about the challenges he’d faced as an officer of the law and how important it became for him to learn communication skills… skills that would de-escalate a potentially dangerous situation into a non-violent resolution without harm to either party, allowing the officer to return safely home to his family at night.
“Judge Staudt helped shape me into a better citizen. She has a passion for upholding the law and ensuring future generations are equipped to do the same.” Daniel Monroe, Former Student Volunteer
Daniel Monroe Former Student Attorney, Presiding Judge
The conservative Williamson County Republican Leaders is the only Republican organization in Williamson county that makes endorsements. The Monday night endorsement meeting required a 2/3 or greater vote of the membership for a candidate to receive the WCRL’s support.
The WCRL voted to endorse Judge Edna Staudt in her re-election to Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2.
“There is probably no elected official in Precinct 2 that has a more established record of achievement than does Judge Staudt. Her teen court is a model throughout Texas. She understands Precinct 2 like no one else. It is unimaginable to think of supporting anyone other than Justice of the Peace Edna Staudt.”
Mike McCloskey, Senate District 5, State Republican Executive Committee
“When I wanted to get actively involved in choosing our leaders, I worked diligently with the Party that held my values; The Right to life at all stages, the Right to bear arms, the Right to educate and raise my children according to Biblical principals.
I got actively involved in fighting to keep those rights in 1982 and have not stopped, nor will I. The cost of freedom is vigilance. Thank you Williamson County Republican Leaders club for your endorsement.”
Judge Staudt’s long-standing commitment to valuing human life has the respect of pro-life organizations, including Texas Alliance for Life, and those laboring sacrificially on behalf of those in our midst considered “the least of these”.
Judge Edna Staudt Endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life
“Coming from the great advice from a dear friend, Judge Edna Staudt, we attended a Parenting Teen Workshop today. The information is priceless. Every parent can use this information….I mean teens don’t come with manuals…no kid does.
We have attended many parenting classes over the years and they have always been helpful, but never for teens. Stacey Jeannett is amazing with her experience and teaching. Judge Staudt has continually strived to meet the needs of the people she comes into contact with in the courtroom. Her programs have changed lives and enhanced our community.” Sharlene Aiken
Judge Staudt’s reputation “for being tough but fair” earned her the respect of law enforcement* and ordinary citizens alike. She equally respects those who daily put their lives on the line to preserve your peace, the rule of law, and your rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
Judge Staudt will continue her intense, unrelenting fight to eliminate unjust programs that kick citizens when they are down. One of those is the mis-named and unjust “Texas Driver Responsibility Program”. This scheme was hatched and passed by the Texas Legislature in 2003. Even its lead author, former Representative Mike Krusee, has stated, “I think it’s past time to either revise or repeal the program.”
Judge Staudt publicly called out this tyranny for what it is: “The main problem with this program is the withdrawal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which is the purpose of government. The role of government is to ensure everyone has those liberties.”
Judge Edna Staudt *Endorsed by the respected Round Rock Police Officers Association
“I learned more about government and the courtroom through Judge Staudt’s Teen Court program than I did anywhere else. Whether you’re a jury member or an attorney, she was always a helpful resource for feedback and questions that I had. ” Brandon Chase, Former Teen Court Student Volunteer