Keep Judge Haverkamp

It has been my privilege and honor to serve as District Judge these past 15 years. District Judges make decisions daily that greatly impact peoples’ lives.  The citizens of Cooke County deserve a qualified and experienced District Judge making these very important decisions.  I have a lifetime of dedicated service and commitment to Cooke County and the justice system of Cooke County.  I thank you for your support in the past, and I respectfully request your continued support and your vote as I seek re-election in 2020.


15 years as the 235th District Judge
2005 to the Present

12 Years as the 235th (Cooke County) District Attorney
100% Conviction Rate on Cases Tried before a Jury
1993 to 2004

3 Years in Private Practice
Family Law / Civil Law / Criminal Defense
1990 to 1992

5 Years as the Cooke County Attorney
1985 to 1989

Former Instructor of Criminal Law,
Law Enforcement Procedure, and Texas Trial Practices at North Central Texas College

Former Instructor at Texoma Police Academy


Served on the Founding Board
of CASA of Cooke County
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Served on the Board of Cooke County Friends
of the Family / Victim Services
(Now known as Abigail’s Arms)

Served on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Cooke County

Former Volunteer and Coach at the Boys and Girls Club
of Cooke County

Former Cooke County Special Olympics Coach

Frequent Lecturer, Volunteer, and Mentor at Area Schools, Colleges, Church, Community Organizations, and the
Texas Youth Commission

Sponsor of Safety Day Camp for Youth, “Character Counts” Citizenship Camp for Youth, and Drug and Alcohol Education Programs for Area Youth

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Former Gold Coat Ambassador

Cooke County United Way Board of Directors
Former First Vice President

League of Women Voters of Gainesville
Former Membership Vice President

Cooke County Republican Women
Member 1996 to Present


American Police Hall of Fame Honor Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service

Gainesville Jaycee’s Nominee for
Outstanding Young Texan 1985

Assigned by the Texas Supreme Court to Preside Over Trials of Lawyers Accused of Violations of theTexas Disciplinary Rules of
Professional Conduct

Appointed by Federal Judge to serve on the Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the Eastern District of Texas 2015


Southern Methodist University School of Law

Texas Tech University
B.A. Summa Cum Laude – Highest Honors
Undergraduate G.P.A. 4.0
Honored at Graduation as Highest Ranking Senior in School of Arts and Sciences

Phi Alpha Theta Outstanding Undergraduate

Lindsay High School


Lifetime Resident of Cooke County

Mother of Katherine Grace Reed

Daughter of Angela and the late Frank Haverkamp of Lindsay

Member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church
in Lindsay


If you have any questions about my campaign or would like to assist my campaign, please contact me at

If you would like a Re-Elect Judge Haverkamp campaign sign or bumper sticker, please call 940/284-2073.

If you wish to donate to the Re-Elect Judge Haverkamp Campaign, donations may be mailed to
Janelle M. Haverkamp Campaign, P.O. Box 151, Lindsay, TX. 76250.

You may vote early at the  Cooke County Courthouse Annex
from February 18 through February 28, 2020.

The Primary Election Day is March 3, 2020.

Judge Haverkamp has chosen to subscribe to the Code of Fair Campaign Practices.