Sonia Rash, a lawyer for 15 years, has filed to run for Fort Bend County Attorney.
Rash, a Democrat, will run against David Hunter and Bridgette Smith-Lawson in the March primary.
The winner will face Republican Steve Rogers in the November general election. Rogers will run unopposed in the GOP primary. Incumbent Roy Cordes will not seek re-election.
During law school, Rash was a law clerk for a civil district judge, where she researched and wrote memorandums of law for a multitude of civil cases.
As a lawyer with her own practice, Rush has not only worked on complex civil suits involving contracts and business but has also pursued justice for individuals that have been wrongfully harmed. Her practice has included family law and CPS cases.
Some of Rash’s major issues include working with law enforcement and the district attorney to stop human trafficking in Fort Bend County.
Rash also wants to create an environmental division in the County Attorney’s Office to ensure that citizens’ complaints regarding air, water, or solid waste problems are being responded to adequately.
Rash said in a statement that she wants to make sure that veterans have access to services that they need. She also wants to improve the transportation system to create less freeway congestion.
Rash also plans to work with all the government agencies to ensure that senior citizens are not forgotten.
Rush received her law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she received numerous awards such as Praemium Excellentia Award for Professional Responsibility, Praemium Excellentia Award for Recreational Injuries, Praemium Excellentia Award for Sports Law, and CALI Award for Sports Law.
She lives in Sugar Land with her husband Ron and her two daughters.
Rush volunteers her spare time to Cornerstone PTA, Girl Scouts, Angels with a Mission, Literacy Buddy Program, and Friends of North Richmond.