Doug Deason Announced as Campaign Treasurer
MCKINNEY, TX – Republican Judge Tom Nowak, Judge of the 366th District Court in Collin County, announced that Mr. Doug Deason has joined the campaign to Keep Judge Tom Nowak as Campaign Treasurer.
Doug Deason has been announced as the Treasurer for the Keep Judge Tom Nowak Campaign 366th District Court of Collin County. Mr. Deason is a champion of Smart on Crime initiatives in Texas and beyond. He was recently featured in D Magazine as a “Fortunate Son” whose own experiences with the Criminal Justice system helped shape his views and philanthropy. He is known in the Oval Office and Governor’s Mansion as a True Texas fighter for the model of justice that punishes those that need it but works to reduce recidivism and provide opportunities to those that have paid their debt to society. Mr. Deason is also known as a champion of Conservative principles and has often graciously given his advice, assistance, and hard-earned capital to campaigns at the local, state, and national levels. Mr. Deason takes over as treasurer for the late Hon. Sam Johnson.
“Our Campaign is thankful to have Doug Deason step in to help us keep our communities safe. Doug’s advice and knowledge will help provide meaningful ways to keep people accountable while helping us find new opportunities to reduce repeat offenders in Collin County. Doug’s network allows the 366th to be at the center of justice reform at all levels and informed of ways to provide better justice for the citizens of Collin County. I’m truly honored that Mr. Deason has heard about the great things happening in the 366th District Court and was willing lend his name and support for our election. His business accumen and desire to help will be invaluable as we continue on to November,” Judge Nowak said.
About Doug Deason: Doug has been the president of Deason Capital Services, LLC, the Deason family office, since 2009. DCS manages family assets including a large holding of Xerox Corporation shares; municipal bonds; a majority holding in FUNimation Entertainment and 1200 Media; a substantial holding in oil and gas operating company Foreland Resources, LLC; and a large holding in the global tax services firm Ryan, LLC. DCS also has investments in PE funds, debt funds, oil and gas funds and LPs, subprime auto loans, real estate, mezzanine loans and other assets and investments.
Prior to joining the family office, Doug was CEO of Precept Builders, Inc., a Deason family owned nationwide commercial builder, from 1993 to 2009 and co-managing partner of Evergreen Realty Partners, a commercial and multifamily development company based in Dallas. He currently serves on the board of directors of 1200 Media Group, Foreland Resources, Deason Capital Services, Intrexon Energy Partners, Ryan LLC, ID Life and DCS Finance. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Valesco Industries; a Dallas based private equity and debt fund, the Executive Board of The Bobby Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, and is Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security at SMU. Doug has served on numerous boards of private and public companies as well as several different charitable organizations and private schools. He has served on the finance committee of the Dallas County Republican Party for four years. He also served on the Executive Committee and as Membership Chair for the West Texas Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1984 with a degree in Data Processing Quantitative Analysis (Computer Science).
About Judge Tom Nowak: Tom Nowak is the Judge of the 366th District Court in Collin County, and an Air Force reservist JAG officer. Previously, he served as the criminal supervising attorney at Henley & Henley, P.C. and an assistant district attorney in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. He is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Collin County Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Rockwall Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has been rated as a Rising Star by Texas Lawyer. Additionally, he often serves as a mock trial judge for Baylor Law Alumni and is a member of the Aggie Bar Association, Knights of Columbus #799, St. Mark Catholic School Advisory Council, and the Military Order of the World Wars.
Nowak received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University Law School. Prior to becoming a Texan, Nowak was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States as a refugee from communism. He lives in McKinney with his wife and two children.