Faith Johnson Dallas County Swears In Its First African-American Female District Attorney By Bill Zeeble • Jan 2, 2017 Bill Zeeble / KERA News Faith Johnson was sworn in as Dallas County's first African-American female district attorney Monday. At the ceremony, Johnson said she was excited and grateful to both God and Republicans. Gov. Greg Abbott Appoints Faith Johnson As New Dallas County District Attorney By Molly Evans • Dec 6, 2016 Faith Johnson & Associates, L.L.P Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday appointed Republican Faith Johnson as Dallas County District Attorney, filling the vacancy three months to the day after it opened.