Restoring Faith: Hard-driving Dallas DA Will Rely on Lessons From Her Father to Rebuild Trust

To understand Faith Simmons Johnson, you have to know something about her father.Benjamin Simmons Sr. had 13 children. He worked a lot of jobs to keep his family fed and clothed. He refused to accept welfare and handouts. He was a lifelong Democrat.And he is why Dallas’ newly appointed district attorney is a Republican. Johnson says her father, more than anyone else, inspired her values, her worth ethic and her belief that people must be responsible for their own actions and full of determination to succeed.Johnson tells the family story of how her father once became so desperate for a job that he went door to door in their hometown of Atlanta, asking and asking. But no one was hiring.Finally, he walked into a business and refused to take "no" for an answer. The owner kept turning down his pleas for work and repeatedly told him to leave.  Continue reading...

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