Six-year term. Must be at least 35
years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Texas. Must have
been a practicing lawyer or a lawyer and a judge of a court of record for a total of
10 years or more. Serves as a member of the court of highest appellate jurisdiction
in civil matters in the state; has the power to issue writs of habeas corpus,
mandamus, and others; presides over proceedings for involuntary retirements
or removal of judges. Current annual salary: $152,500 (Chief Justice), $150,000
DEBRA LEHRMANN (R): I currently serve on the Texas Supreme Court; prior to this appointment, I served as a trial judge for 22 years, and bring a critical trial court perspective to the Court. The author of two legal treatises, I have been recognized by the Texas Bar Foundation for legal scholarship. I (response exceeded 50 word limit)
PLACE 3 CANDIDATES
JIM SHARP (D): No reply received WILLIAM BRYAN STRANGE III (L):
PAUL GREEN (R): I spent seventeen years in a litigation practice trying and appealing cases involving personal injury and commercial matters. I then spent ten years as a justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, and the last six years as a justice on the Supreme Court of Texas.
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PLACE 5 CANDIDATES
TOM OXFORD (L): From my early years managing a nonprofit legal aid office to my current position as Managing Attorney at Waldman Smallwood P.C. I have been exposed to a wide array of legal issues and a broad cross section of our community.
PLACE 9 CANDIDATES
BILL MOODY (D): I have been a State District Judge for over 23 years and before that, I was an Assistant District Attorney for 11 years. I have tried over 600 jury trials and have presided over thousands of legal hearings with less than 1% of my rulings being reversed. EVA GUZMAN (R): My experience includes ten years in private practice and ten years, at three levels, in the Texas judiciary. I have ruled on thousands of cases, authored hundreds of opinions, taught legal education programs and law school classes, been elected to American Law Institute, and honored with awards for judicial service. BLAKE BAILEY (D): Prior to going to law school I worked at General Dynamics in Fort Worth. I now practice law as a board certified personal injury trial lawyer and civil appellate lawyer. I have practiced for 37 years. I have written and lectured on many legal issues in the United States and (response exceeded 50 word limit) JACK ARMSTRONG (L): I’m a real person, not a career politician: I’ve been a lawyer 16 years, and a small-business owner 25 years. I’m especially qualified to preside over questions on how we live and work in Texas. Most importantly, I believe in the same Liberty that made our country great.