Constance Filley Johnson to seek re-election

Johnson led her team during the Covid-19 pandemic while also achieving her goals

VICTORIA, Texas – Constance Filley Johnson announced her intention to seek re-election to the office of Victoria County Criminal District Attorney. In 2018, she was first elected to the position.

During Johnson’s first term in office, she has delivered on the promises made during her first campaign:

  • improve collaboration with law enforcement and community organizations,
  • expand specialty courts and pretrial diversion programs, and
  • increase retention of assistant prosecutors

Johnson also had a goal of striking a balance between aggressively prosecuting violent offenders and rehabilitating appropriate individuals. By reaching her goal, Johnson has reduced recidivism and saved tax dollars.

Johnson guided the District Attorney’s Office during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her team partnered with local judges, clerks and court staff to keep the wheels of justice turning in Victoria County. Johnson, along with her team, faced unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic, including a statewide moratorium on jury trials and in-person docket settings.

Johnson, a fifth generation Victorian, is the daughter of George and Connie Filley. She has been married for 28 years and is the proud mother of two adult children.

As a former Victoria educator, Johnson has practiced law in Victoria since 2006. She also served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Victoria from 2012 through 2016. Johnson is a past President of the Victoria County Republic Women, Victoria County Bar Association, the Victoria Main Street Program and the Wood Hi 4-H Club. She has also served on the Victoria College Police Academy Advisory Board for 14 years and is an Adjunct Instructor. Currently, she serves on committees for the State Bar of Texas and the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.