Meet Amanda Calvert

Amanda Calvert

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What is your background and campaign platform?
For ten years I have worked for Hays County. I have served as the Administrative Felony Lead Supervisor at the Hays County District Attorney’s Office. I love the work I do and I know how critical every piece is when it comes to seeking justice in this county. My educational background supports this role, with a BA in Political Science and minor in Sociology. I also attended the Graduate program for Legal Studies.
How has your educational background and experience prepared you for this position?
My education has contributed to my understanding of politics, government, law and society, all areas which are needed to do this job well. My career at the District Attorney’s Office has given me understanding of all the facets of the criminal process. I understand the how a case works from the inception of a crime to disposition. I have developed professional relationships with local law enforcement, defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and the public. With over sixteen years as a leader and supervisor I am ready to not only conduct myself in a professional manner with integrity but to lead and entire office to conduct themselves with the same level of professionalism.
One of the duties of Justice of the Peace is setting bonds. Do you currently feel bonds are set fairly or are there any improvements that could be made?
Improvements can be made.
What Democratic values will you apply to your work once elected?
I think educating our community about their rights and responsibilities and inspiring our community members to participate in the decisions that affect their lives are values I will focus on. Also, making sure marginalized community members are treated equally, making sure our legal process is just, fair, and maintains integrity, are additional values I will bring to the office.
Describe your involvement in the community.
I have always been a person with a sense of duty to serve my community. I was a certified advocate for the Hays Caldwell Women's Center and was a part of their hospital response team for victims of abuse and sexual assault. I also wrote a book about domestic violence and was sure to donate all the royalties for the first month to the Hays Caldwell Women's Center, so that the story would have the impact of helping people in domestic violence situations in more ways than one. I have also worked at the District Attorney's Office for almost eleven years serving the public. I was also a mentor for the Seedling program where you are matched up with a child at a local school whose parents are incarcerated, to be a positive presence in their lives. I then became a certified foster parent and adopted my son from foster care at 14 years old. I also recently started volunteering at the Paws shelter in Kyle.
If elected, would you support the Hays County Democratic Party by your presence at events and, if possible, financially? If not, please explain why.
Whether I get elected or not, I am looking forward to being a part of the Hays County Democratic Party. I have met so many amazing people and learned so much. I feel such a powerful sense of community with this group. I know that the Hays Democratic Party has a vision for the future and I would like to be a part of that any way I can. I would be present and supportive financially whenever possible.
Will you and your campaign participate in the Hays County Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign effort in 2024?
I want to assist in a positive Democratic vision however I am able.