About Helen


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We are excited and pleased to announce that Helen’s candidacy has been endorsed by:

The Express-News says: “A teen mom who got a GED, earned teacher certification, taught in San Antonio public schools and then went to law school to take on a second career, Petry Stowe brings a wide range of life experience to this bench.”  ARTICLE HERE

Helen Petry Stowe is a proud native San Antonian.    Helen received her Bachelor of Arts in English from UTSA in 1999.  During college, Helen was a young single mom working her way through school.  After becoming certified to teach, Helen taught 8th grade English at S.J. Davis Middle School in S.A.I.S.D. for three years before attending St. Mary’s University School of Law and graduating in 2007.  In February 2008, Helen joined the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney, where she has sought justice for the citizens of Bexar County, and where she continues to serve as a felony prosecutor.
As an assistant district attorney, Helen has worked in many areas of the office and has a breadth of experience in criminal law.  Helen has handled more than fifty trials and post conviction appeals in the following areas: juvenile, criminal trial, domestic violence, and child abuse.  Helen has handled state’s appeals in parental termination cases, worked on the DWI task force, and in the mental health unit.  Helen has spent her career serving Bexar County and hopes to continue that service as judge of County Court at Law number one.  Helen loves being married to Jerome Stowe, also a native San Antonian, and is mom to two incredible daughters here on Earth and a wonderful son in Heaven.
It would be an honor to serve as judge in Bexar County where I was born, educated, and have worked as both a teacher and a criminal prosecutor.