Judge Dan Spjut led a distinguished 27-year career at the Houston Police Department. His mission at the Department was to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, and enhance the quality of life in the City of Houston. Judge Spjut was elected to the bench by the citizens of Harris county in November, 2014.
His distinguished service was commemorated by the Mayor of Houston who declared December 1, 2007 as “Lieutenant Dan J. Spjut Day.” During his tenure with the department, Lieutenant Spjut was recognized with numerous letters of commendation from supervisors and citizens. In 1989, Lieutenant Spjut received a Chief of Police Commendation.
Dan attended school while working full time at HPD and graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor of Science Degree and South Texas School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
Dan brings a unique perspective to the table with his extensive experience as a peace officer and his 14 years of experience as an attorney. The combination has served him well as Judge of Harris County Criminal Number 10. Judge Spjut preserves the rights of citizens charged with a crime, while protecting the safety of the citizens of Harris county.
Dan was raised in Harris County. He is married to Judge Elsa Alcala and has three children. Dan and his family are members of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church.
Judge Dan Spjut humbly asks for your support in reelecting him to Harris County Criminal Court at Law # 10 in November, 2018.