McKINNEY – Judge John Roach Jr. filed the necessary paperwork to run for his third term as Judge of the 296th Judicial District Court of Collin County. Elected in 1996, Roach hears felony criminal, civil and family law cases as well as cases involving Child Protective Services. He is also the Judge of Collin County’s first Veterans’ Court. Roach currently serves as the Local Administrative Judge for the Collin County District Courts.

“I am honored to serve as a judge and am proud of upholding daily the Constitution and the founding principles of our Country right here in Collin County,” Roach said.

Prior to his election, Roach was a Partner at the law firm of Albin Harrison Roach. As an attorney, Roach tried cases in over 54 counties throughout the State involving a wide range of legal disputes.

Roach grew up in Collin County having been a resident for 40 years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and St. Mary’s University School of Law. During law school he excelled in his academics serving as an Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal.

In addition to his service to the community, Roach is a veteran of the United State Marine Corps where he served as a Crash, Fire and Rescue Specialist during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Professionally, Roach speaks as an expert on legal topics throughout the State. Personally, he has been heavily involved in community service work as well as to the Republican Party. He is also a member of the Steak Team Mission which is a group of volunteers who travel around the world serving steaks to troops in combat zones. He has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan with this non-profit group.

“I look forward to continuing my service to my community as a District Judge. I am proud of my accomplishments and the trust the voters have given me over the last seven years,” Roach stated.

Roach is married to his wife of 14 years, Laura. They have three sons.