Governor appoints Stanek to Lubbock County DA for rest of year

Governor appoints Stanek to Lubbock County DA for rest of year

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Though she was elected this week to the position of Lubbock County district attorney, Sunshine Stanek will take over the role a few weeks early.

Governor Abbott appointed Stanek to serve the term that expires at the end of the year. DA Matt Powell recently retired from the position. We profiled his two decades in the department here.

The term Stanek was elected to begins with the new year. Stanek will be the first woman to serve as Lubbock County criminal district attorney.

Here is a bio provided by the Governor's office: 
 
Sunshine Stanek of Lubbock is the First Assistant Criminal District Attorney and has served for over 18 years in the Lubbock Criminal District Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, member, education committee member, and nominating committee member of the Lubbock County Bar Association, and a member, speaker, and former editorial board member of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association. Additionally, she is the executive board president of the Junior League of Lubbock, board member of the Ronald McDonald House, volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and a volunteer and speaker for the Lubbock Victim’s Assistance. Stanek received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in Spanish from Texas Christian University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.

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