Gene Sera, long-time Collin County resident and criminal defense attorney, has announced his intention to seek the unexpired term of the Honorable Jerry Lewis, who vacated the Collin County at Law #2 bench due to health reasons.
“Having practiced criminal law for 12 years, I feel that I am the most qualified candidate in this race with the most relevant experience for this particular bench; roughly 80% of the cases heard in Collin County Court at Law #2 are criminal in nature,” stated Sera.
With approximately 2 years as a Denton prosecutor and 10 years as a criminal defense attorney in Collin and Denton Counties, combined with his unflappable temperament and attention to detail, Mr. Sera states he is well-equipped to further enhance Collin County’s judicial system. By using our Constitution as a touchstone, he feels that proper renderings will be assured. He further states that creating law from the bench is incongruous to the plans our forefathers laid out for our great country and, if elected, will refrain from that
type of judicial behavior.
“I am a Conservative Republican and have been actively involved in city-wide, county-wide, and district-wide campaigns within the last 11 years in Collin County. Per county voting records obtained from Collin County Election Officials, I’ve demonstrated my commitment to our county by voting in at least the last 16 county-wide elections,” declared Sera. “I feel this consistency demonstrates my commitment to the well-being of our country and our county.
Sera has an undeniable history of service to Collin County and our young people. He has served as a scout leader for over 7 years and is currently a scoutmaster with Troop 303 in McKinney. He has coached innumerable youth in the following organizations: Upwards and YMCA basketball, MSA soccer, McKinney Little League and MBBA. He has participated in the County’s teen court program in McKinney and Plano. While his children performed with McKinney youth theater, he helped with various productions.
The Seras have home-school their children for eight years. While some may question his family’s decision to home-school, Sera is adamant that he is for parental rights and personal responsibility. “Our children do not belong to any government, rather, they are our awesome responsibility. Whether parents choose a home-school, public school, or private school situation, it is entirely within their right to do so,” Sera stated.
Gene and his wife Kristy have 2 children and are long-time members of Chestnut Chapel Fellowship, which currently meets in the Chestnut Chapel in the historic area of McKinney. Along with Rickey Hargrave’s sermons, they enjoy singing in the choir and visiting with their church family after services.
“Running for office is arduous,” Sera concluded, “but like my father, Shiro Sera, I have never been afraid of hard work.” He was pleased to discover that his father was one of many Japanese-American servicemen honored this year with the Congressional Gold Medal due to their service during WWII.
The Republican Primary elections will be held March 6 with early voting beginning February 21st. Further information regarding Gene Sera’s candidacy can be found on his Facebook fan page @Gene Sera for Judge and on his website www.GeneSeraForJudge.com. He can be followed on twitter @GeneSera.