2018

Thirteenth Court of Appeals, Chief Justice



Dori Contreras
(Democrat)




Raymond L. Thomas
(Democrat)




Ernest Aliseda
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

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









CURRENT OCCUPATION

Justice
13th Court of Appeals
Place 6









UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

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









JURIS DOCTOR

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of Houston Law Center
1990









YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1990









JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE

15 years as a Justice on the 13th Court of Appeals









JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

All 15 years judicial experience has been at the appellate level









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










BOARD CERTIFICATIONS











COURTS ADMITTED TO

Texas Southern District Court
Texas State Courts









HONORS & AWARDS

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










PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2014 General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
Win 50.85% to 49.15% v Doug Norman (R)

2008 General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
Win 58.59% to 41.41% v Caroline Bertuzzi (R)

2002 General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
Win 57.98% to 42.02% v Bradford M. Condit (R)

2002 Democratic Primary
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6
Win 57.13% to 42.87% v Augustin Rivera (D)









MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

1,621 of 5,005 (32.38%)
2016 Texas State Bar Poll









KEY ENDORSEMENTS











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. The Texas Supreme Court lacks gender, ethnic and ideological diversity. For too long, the nine Justices on the Court have shared the same judicial philosophy and ideology. This has resulted in some unfair decisions. There should be balance on the Court. I offer a different perspective to the debate of the issues the Court confronts. Additionally, there are only two women on the Court only one of which is Latina. The makeup of the Court does not reflect the demographics of Texas as it should.”









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10/18/2016




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