Mark believes that Texas and Harris County should be the safest place to raise our families and the current problems with our criminal justice system are not being addressed adequately. As a judge, Mark will work to give efficient access to the Courts to everyone, crime victims and defendants.
An Honorably Retired Houston Police Lieutenant, Mark Montgomery has spent most of his life in Houston and dedicated most of his life to public safety and public service.
Mark was accepted in the Houston Police Academy in 1984. As an officer, Mark spent times in the Southwest, Westside and Central patrol divisions and was chosen for the Special Operations Mounted Patrol. While a police officer, Mark attended and graduated from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 1994 and South Texas College of Law in 1998.
After being promoted to Sergeant in 2002, Mark was assigned to the Legal Services Unit where he served as one of Chief Bradford’s lawyers. Mark chose to become an investigator in the Internal Affairs Division, where he investigated police misconduct and later, after promoting to Lieutenant, he supervised the investigations of police misconduct in the Internal Affairs Division.
During Mark’s 25 years of service with HPD, Mark received the Officer of the Year award from The 100 Club, the Meritorious Service Award, two Police of Chief Unit Citations, and various letters of commendation from superior officers and citizens. One of Mark’s last commands was lieutenant over the DWI Task Force, supervising the officers responsible for the arrest and convictions of DWI suspects.
Mark retired from the department in 2010 to pursue his legal career and is the managing partner of the Mark Montgomery Law Firm which focuses on criminal, family, and civil litigation.
Mark has also been involved with the Thin Blue Line Motorcycle club, member of the American Inns of Court and coaching softball/baseball for his children.
Mark is married with 4 daughters, 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.