MIDLAND, TEXAS (Big 2/ Fox 24)- Laura Nodolf has been practicing law for 17 years in Midland County. After serving four years as District Attorney she says she is ready for four more years.
“When we moved here, my husband and I moved here after Law School, we quickly realized that this is where we wanted our home to be where we wanted to raise our children; I’ve taken that dedication to heart and been able to also apply it in my professional career.”
When asked why she was seeking re-election and how she could further the success of the district she says “we’ve been able to look at specialty courts dealing with mental health, substance abuse, looking at the issue of homelessness because those are the top three reasons why people commit crimes.”
With the Texas Department of Criminal Justice closing two more prisons Nodolf says her experience serving midland and balancing large budgets can help the District stay afloat.
“You can’t just have foresight you have to be able to look back and say what can we continue to do better. Assist other Law Enforcement agencies in a way that’s helpful, able to evaluate our cases really as strongly and thoroughly as we need to.”
Nodolf says practicing Law at the District Attorney level has given her a unique insight.
“Midland deserves a District Attorney who has experience trying cases in Midland County Court. We understand the dynamics of our juries, we understand that it’s difficult to get people to show up for jury trials, experience with how to present a case to a grand jury.”