2018 Judicial Candidate Profiles and Comparisons

This list will be separated into Primary and General Election Races at a later date.  The candidate filing deadline for the 2018 election cycle is in December, 2017.  Information is updated as candidate data becomes available.

*Incumbent

SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS:  9 Justices, Statewide, Based in Austin
Place 2:  Don Willett* (R)
Place 4:  John Devine* (R)
Place 6:  Jeff Brown* (R)  

TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS:  9 Justices, Statewide, Based in Austin
Presiding Judge:  Sharon Keller* (R), David L. Bridges (R)
Place 7:  Barbara Hervey* (R), Donald H. Flanary (R)
Place 8:  OPEN SEAT: Alexander H. Kim (?), Jay R. Brandon (R) (Elsa Alcala* (R) not seeking re-election)

1st Court of Appeals:  9 Justices, 10 Counties, Based in Houston, Concurrent Jurisdiction with 14th Court
Place 2:  Jane Bland* (R), Gordon Goodman (?)
Place 6:  Harvey G. Brown* (R) v. Sarah Beth Landau (?)
Place 7:  Terry Jennings* (D) v.Terry Yates (R)
Place 8:  Michael C. Massengale* (R), Richard Hightower (?)
Place 9:  Rebeca Huddle* (R) 

2nd Court of Appeals:  7 Justices, 12 Counties, Based in Fort Worth
Chief Justice:  Terrie Livingston* (R)
Place 4:  Bonnie Sudderth* (R)
Place 5:  Sue Walker* (R)
Place 6:  Mark T. Pittman* (R)  

3rd Court of Appeals:  6 Justices, 24 Counties, Based in Austin
Place 2:  Cindy Bourland* (R)
Place 3:  Scott Field* (R)
Place 5:  David Puryear* (R)
Place 6:  Bob Pemberton* (R) 

4th Court of Appeals:  7 Justices, 32 Counties, Based in San Antonio
Place 2:  Marialyn Barnard* (R), Beth Watkins (?)
Place 3:  Patricia O. Alvarez* (D) v. Jason Pulliam  (R)
Place 4:  Luz Elena D. Chapa* (D) v. Stephen P. Ballantyne (R)
Place 5:  OPEN SEAT: Liza Rodriguez (D) v. Rebecca Simmons (R)  (Karen Angelini* (R) not seeking re-election)
Place 7:  Rebeca A. Martinez* (D) v. Shane Stolarczyk (R)

5th Court of Appeals:  13 Justices, 6 Counties, Based in Dallas
Chief Justice:  OPEN SEAT:  Doug Lang (R) (Carolyn Wright* (R) not seeking re-election)
Place 2:  David Evans* (R)
Place 5:   Craig Stoddart* (R), James A. Pikl (?)
Place 9:   Jason E. Boatright* (R)
Place 10:  Molly Francis* (R)
Place 11:  John G. Browning (R), Tom Nowak (R), Daniel Wyde (R)
Place 12:  Bob Fillmore* (R), Cory Lee Carlyle (?) v Perry J. Cockerell (?) v Randy Johnson (R)
Place 13:  Elizabeth Lang-Miers* (R) 

(NOTE: William N. Pederson running for Fifth Court of Appeals, no place number indicated)

6th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 19 Counties, Based in Texarkana
Place 2:  OPEN SEAT:  Scott English Stevens (?)  (Bailey C. Moseley* (R) not seeking re-election)

7th Court of Appeals:  4 Justices, 32 Counties, Based in Amarillo
Place 2:   Judy C. Parker* (R) v. Bryan David Denham (R)
Place 3:   Patrick A. Pirtle* (R)

8th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 18 Counties, Based in El Paso
Place 2:  Yvonne T. Rodriguez* (D) 

9th Court of Appeals:  4 Justices, 10 Counties, Based in Beaumont
Place 3:   Leanne Johnson* (R)
Place 4:   Hollis Horton* (R) 

10th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 18 Counties, Based in Waco
Chief Justice:   Tom Gray* (R) 

11th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 28 Counties, Based in Eastland
Chief Justice:   Jim Wright* (R) 

12th Court of Appeals:  3 Justices, 17 Counties, Based in Tyler
Place 3:  Greg Neeley* (R) 

13th Court of Appeals:  6 Justices, 20 Counties, Based in Corpus Christi and Edinburg
Chief Justice:  OPEN SEAT Dori Contreras (D), Raymond Lawrence Thomas (?)  (Rogelio Valdez* (D) not seeking re-election)  
Place 2:   Nora Longoria* (D)
Place 4:   Nelda V. Rodriguez* (D),  Jaime Tijerina (R), Rodolfo Delgado (?)
Place 5:   Gina M. Benavides* (D)

14th Court of Appeals:  9 Justices, 10 Counties, Based in Houston, Concurrent Jurisdiction with 1st Court
Place 3:   Brett Busby* (R), Gerald L. Zimmerer (?)
Place 4:   Marc Brown* (R), Charles A. Spain (?)
Place 5:   Martha Hill Jamison* (R)
Place 6:   William J. Boyce* (R), Meagan E. Hassan (?)
Place 8:   John Donovan* (R), Michelle Barber Chimene (?)

2016 Judicial Candidate Profiles and Comparisons

November General Election Races (November 8, 2016)

*Historical Information

 

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