Patricia Baca was born and raised in El Paso. She graduated from Loretto Academy and went on to UTEP. She graduated from UTEP with both a Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration. She then attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. After graduating from law school, Patricia started working at the District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. She specialized in child abuse cases for over 7 years. She was then promoted to Chief of the Domestic Violence and held that position for over 12 years. During her time as Chief of the Domestic Violence unit she help create the 24 hour contact initiative which was a nationally recognized program. Last year Patricia run and won for Judge of the 346th District Court. She was sworn in on January 1, 2021 and currently presides over criminal, civil as well as the Veterans court Treatment program.
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