Newly Elected Harris County Judge Dies At 57

Cassandra Hollemon was a member of the “Harris County Black Girl Magic” group.

Judge Cassandra Hollemon (fourth from left) was a member of the “Harris County Black Girl Magic” group. She died on Feb 11, 2019, at the age of 57.

Newly elected Judge Cassandra Hollemon, a member of the “Harris County Black Girl Magic” group, died Monday, the Houston Chronicle has reported. Hollemon was 57 years old and presided over the county’s Criminal Court at Law #12.

Hollemon was part of a group of African-American Democratic law professionals who campaigned as “Black Girl Magic” and won election to the bench last November. She defeated Republican candidate John Spjut.

Hollemon was a graduate of South Texas College of Law and practiced criminal law for more than two decades.

In July 2017, Hollemon posed for a campaign photo that showed the group of women who were running for judge in Harris County. The photo later went viral. Back in January, Hollemon told News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider that voters constantly told her how inspirational they found the image.

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