Hello, my name is Tom Selleck and I am the District Attorney of Brazoria County. I would like to take a moment to tell you a little about myself.
I was born in New York where my father was a Special Agent for the FBI, assigned to the New York office. My mother was an accountant, but for most of my young life she was a stay-at-home mom.
I attended Catholic Schools and graduated from public high school.
After high school I moved to Florida where I attended and graduated from Florida State University in 1983.
After college, I moved to Houston to attend law school, graduating in 1986.
After graduating from law school, I moved to Brazoria County and was hired by then District Attorney Jim Mapel as an Assistant District Attorney where I was a prosecutor in that office for almost nine years. While in my first year as an Assistant District Attorney, I attended and graduated from the Brazosport College Police Academy.
In my time as an Assistant District Attorney, I prosecuted all types of cases from speeding tickets to Capital Murder. From 1989 until I left the office in June 1995, I prosecuted major offenders.
In June of 1995, I opened my own law practice and maintained that law practice for 25 years, representing clients in both criminal and civil courts. I was trained as a trial lawyer in the District Attorney’s Office and that was the focus of my private practice. My law practice took me to many courts throughout the State of Texas and beyond, but I have found there is no better place to practice law than Brazoria County.
In September of 2020, I was honored to be appointed District Attorney for Brazoria County by Governor Greg Abbott. In Brazoria County, the District Attorney represents the State in all criminal offenses and the County in its civil business. My background as both an Assistant District Attorney and a lawyer in private practice has prepared me to meet the challenges of this office.
This has been an unusual and difficult time for our country. The challenges that Brazoria County has faced during the pandemic have been unique and varied. In order to keep our Courts and my office up and running, we have undertaken major technology upgrades and utilized new techniques in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses. We have used this same technology for the civil business of the county. Our office has made great strides and I would like to continue that progress.
I am married to Debbie Selleck and we live in Angleton. We have two sons who are both married and we have been blessed with six grandchildren. I have served and continue to serve on the boards of various community organizations.
I am running for election as Criminal District Attorney of Brazoria County in 2022. I would appreciate your support and your vote in that election so that we can continue the good work I and the hardest-working District Attorney’s staff in Texas have begun.
Thank you for your consideration.