Job Training Board, Created the Prison to Work Job Program.
Representative student body recommended 10% admission to all State Universities for graduating seniors.
1st African American elected to a civil district court bench in Harris County.
Instrumental in establishing the first regional diabetes prevention symposium in Houston.
Appointed by Lt Gov Bob Bullock to serve on Texas Commission On Judicial Efficiency chaired by Chief Justice John Hill to make recommendations on judicial selection process.
Appointed by Mayor Parker to Transition Team on Municipal Court, and recommended appt of first LGBQ Presiding Judge.
Appointed by Parker to the Metro Board, chaired the finance audit committee, presided over a 750m bond issue that funded completion of the green and purple rail lines, and reformed Metro union pension by resolving unfunded obligations. We were also voted top transit agency in Country.
Lobbied legislature for the 2019 Session for education reform including reducing HISD recapture, and increasing funding for pre-k…
Legacy of serving HISD. Jefferson’s father-in-law, Mr. John Cox served as the HISD Deputy Superintendent of Operations.