Elizabeth Davis Frizell is resigning as a state district judge to run for Dallas County district attorney.
Monday is her last day as judge in Criminal District Court 7.
Frizell, a Democrat, turned in her resignation letter to Regional Administrative Judge Mary Murphy. A temporary replacement will preside over Frizell’s criminal court until the vacancy is filled by Gov. Greg Abbott.
“I have decided to step down from the bench as a Criminal District Court Judge to run for Dallas County District Attorney because the decisions that will be made by the District Attorney’s Office will shape the future of fairness and justice for Dallas County and the nation in 2018 and for many years to come,” Frizell said in a statement to The Dallas Morning News. “We have to continue to move forward to ensure fairness for everyone who is affected by the criminal justice system.”