Representative Joe Moody, Ex-Officio
Representative Moody grew up in politics and became actively involved in campaigns at a young age. In 2008, he decided to take on the challenge himself and entered a Texas House race which proved to be one of the most hotly contested statewide. His election at age 27 made him the youngest state representative in Texas. Although his legislative work has touched on topics from veterans issues and mental health to education and equality, Joe's passion has been criminal justice reform. He's devoted particular attention to preventing wrongful convictions, promoting diversion and reintegration, and improving both access to justice and indigent defense outcomes. Joe has also filled critical gaps in our laws on domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, and sexual assault. He's currently chair of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and vice chair of both the General Investigating and Ethics Committee and the Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse. He also sits on the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee as well as the Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, and he serves as general counsel to the House Democratic Caucus.