2018

2018
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Thirteenth Court of Appeals

Chief Justice




Dori Contreras
(Democrat)




Ernest Aliseda
(Republican)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Justice Dori Contreras
for Chief Justice Campaign
601 Hobbs Drive
McAllen, Texas 78539
Email


Ernest Aliseda Campaign
1519 Duke Avenue
McAllen, Texas 78504
(956) 533-6451
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice, 13th Court of Appeals
Place 6


Judge; Attorney
Lieutenant Colonel/Military Judge, U.S. Army Reserves

Regent, University of Texas System



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.B.A., Accounting
University of Texas at Austin
1980


B.A., Texas A&M University
1988

59th U.S.Army Trial Judge's Course
2016



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston Law Center
1990


University of Houston Law Center
1991



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1990


1992



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

Justice, 13th Court of Appeals
15 years






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

All 15 years judicial experience has been at the appellate level


18 years of varied judicial experience as a Trial Judge

Judge Aliseda is a municipal court judge for the City of McAllen and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General Corps, where he serves as a Military Judge. 1999, Ernie Aliseda was appointed to serve as a State District Judge for the 398th State District Court in Hidalgo County by then Governor George W. Bush. Ernie was later appointed by Governor Rick Perry State District Judge for the 139th State District Court in 2004.



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Civil trial lawyer for 12 years handling personal injury and employment discrimination cases
  • Owned a mediation service called Professional Dispute Resolution from 1997 to 2002

In addition to judicial roles, Ernie Aliseda is a partner at the national law firm of Dykema Cox Smith at their McAllen, Texas office.


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


Personal Injury Trial Law



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of Texas

  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Northern Dist. of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Supreme Court


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Judge of the Year, 2016, Hispanic Issues Section of State Bar of Texas
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Houston Law Center



  • 2009–Texas Center Professionalism Award (I.e. Ethics Award), Hidalgo County Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • 2009–U.S. Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Director’s Award
  • Military
    • Meritorious Service Medal X 4
    • Army Commendation Medal X 2
    • Army Achievement Medal X 2
    • Army Reserve Achievement Medal X 4
    • National Defense Service Medal
    • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    • Army Service Ribbon
    • Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon
    • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
    • Global War on Terrorism Medal


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Party Primary Election
13th Court of Appeals, Chief Justice
63.87% v. Ray Thomas (D)

2014 Texas General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
50.85% win v. Doug Norman (R)

2008 Texas General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
58.59% win v. Caroline Bertuzzi (R)

2002 Texas General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
57.98% win v. Bradford M. Condit (R)

2002 Texas Democratic Primary
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
57.13% win v. Augustin Rivera (D)


2000 Texas General Election
District Judge, 398th Judicial District
40.31% v. Aida S. Flores (D)



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

187 of 369 votes
51%


94 of 369 votes
25%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS
  • Alma Lopez, Retired Chief Justice 4th Court of Appeals
  • Catherine Stone, Retired Chief Justice 4th Court of Appeals
  • Corpus Christi Caller Times
  • Rio Grande Valley AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
  • Coastal Bend Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Corpus Christi
  • National Treasury Employees Union, Chapter 149-Texas

Governor Greg Abbott

Christi Craddick
Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Antonio "Tony" Garza
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Texas Railroad Commissioner
Texas Secretary of State

Raul Gonzalez
Former Justice, Texas Supreme Court



JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

My objective as a jurist is to make a fair and thorough assessment of each case and apply the rule of law in a just manner. I am not a conservative or a liberal. During my fifteen years on the Court, I have established a record of being fair and balanced, hardworking and ethical. I will carry this work ethic to the Chief Justice position and perform my duties accordingly.


The administration of justice is not a political process. There are no favorites in decision making and in the application of the law. My allegiance is to the Constitution and the laws of our nation and State. That being said, the duty of a judge is interpreting and applying law, not legislating from the bench.

OTHER INFORMATION

Judge Aliseda has dedicated the greater part of his life to public service and giving back to his community, profession, state, and country. Along with his years of military service in the Army and Army Reserves, Judge Aliseda has served in various capacities. In 1999, he was appointed to serve as a State District Judge for the 398th State District Court in Hidalgo County by then Governor George W. Bush. He was later appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2002 to serve on the One Call Board, where he served until Governor Perry appointed him State District Judge for the 139th State District Court in 2004. In 2008 and 2009, then Major Aliseda was called to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as the Chief of Federal Litigation for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate of the Army XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There, Judge Aliseda was assigned as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and was in charge of all prosecutors who tried both military personnel and civilians for felony and misdemeanor offenses in the federal courts of North Carolina. Upon his return from active duty, he would later be appointed as a Commissioner on the Governor's Texas Military Preparedness Commission and resigned his appointment to serve on the U. T. System Board of Regents.



INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

1/23/2018





Last Updated:

2/22/2018


2/12/2018


*Information gathered from various public sources, and may not yet be approved by the candidate.
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