We all know that the best way for students to learn is to be at school attending their classes. When students are absent from school with unexcused absences or truant, they are at risk in not doing well in their school work, as well as, engaging in criminal behavior.  Judge Cannata recently spoke to Sugr Land Rotarians about truancy prevention in Fort Bend County.


Judge Ken Cannata is the Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3. He was first elected in November 2006, and his court handles a majority of all traffic offenses as well as civil suits under $5,000 and many juvenile offenses, like truancy, and alcohol & tobacco offenses.

Judge Cannata, and his wife Susan reside in Pecan Grove and have three children. He is a 1983 graduate (with honors) from South Texas College of Law and has practiced law for over 20 years before he was elected as Justice of the Peace Precinct 3. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and been active in community service, serving as coach and board member of the Fort Bend Youth Football League, and as president of the Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center. He is also a life member of both the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Fort Bend County Fair.