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Profiles In Service - Nov.13, 2017

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Clay Jenkins

Health Steering Committee

County Judge
Dallas County, Texas

Number of years involved in NACo: 7

Years in public service: 7

Occupation: Lawyer

Education: Baylor University BA ‘85 in political science; Baylor University JD ‘87

The hardest thing I’ve ever done was: Our West Nile Virus response in 2012. 

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: My Dad, my Grandma and Jesus.

A dream I have is to: Cut the uninsured and poverty rates in Dallas County by half.  


You’d be surprised to learn that I: Am introverted.    

My favorite way to relax is to: Spend time with my family and ride my bicycle.     

I’m most proud of: My daughter.

Every morning I read: 

My favorite meal is: Lobster.   

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Jump off a cliff with a parachute.  

My pet peeve is: Elected and appointed leaders who lose touch with the rights of the working poor.

My motto is: Treat others the way you want to be treated.   

The last book I read was: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. 

My favorite movie is: To Kill a Mockingbird.

My favorite music is: Christian. 

My favorite U.S. president is: A tough one. I respect and know all our living former presidents. President Obama is my favorite living president, although my favorite deceased president would be Abraham Lincoln.  

My county is a NACo member because: NACo makes things happen, brings leaders together, shares best practices and is a force multiplier.  

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