Statement on Bail Measure Requiring 10% Fees by Defendants

HOUSTON – Today, Alexandra del Moral Mealer, a Republican candidate for Harris County Judge, releases a statement on Harris County Bail Bond Board’s decision to adopt a new rule requiring a 10 percent down payment on bonds for 17 felony offenses.

This is a step in the right direction, we must stop the revolving door at the courthouse. To slam the door shut on these violent criminals, Judge Lina Hidalgo needs to use all the resources of her office, and that starts with filing a motion to dissolve the ODonnell Consent Decree. Progressive judges are routinely releasing repeat, violent offenders into our neighborhoods and they’re using the ODonnell Consent Decree to justify their actions. We cannot simply rely on a licensing board to tackle the most important problem facing our County. That’s why as a candidate for Harris County Judge, I have already filed a brief with Federal Judge Lee Rosenthal with the goal of dismissing the Russell felony bond case and ultimately dissolving the ODonnell Consent Decree.

Alexandra is a West Point graduate, a dual-degree holder from Harvard University (JD/MBA), and a proud wife and mother. She is blessed with two precocious toddlers who she is raising alongside her husband Clay, a fellow West Point graduate and combat veteran. On November 11, 2021, she announced her plans to leave the private sector and her career in oil & gas finance to pursue a new stage of service.