2018

Third Court of Appeals, Place 5




Thomas J. Baker
(Democrat)




David Puryear*
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT




judgepuryear@gmail.com



CURRENT OCCUPATION




Justice, Texas Third Court of Appeals
Place 5



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR




B.S.E., Southwestern University
1978



JURIS DOCTOR




Texas Tech School of Law
1983



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE




1983



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice Puryear is the senior justice on the Third Court and began serving on the court in January of 2001. During his tenure on the court, he has authored well over 2500 opinions. Justice Puryear led all Texas appellate court justices in total opinion production in 2015 and 2016, issuing some 220 opinions in 2016.



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER




Justice Puryear served as Judge of County Court at Law #6 in Travis County from 1991-1998. He also served as a Travis County justice of the peace in 1988.



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL




Justice Puryear began his legal career in 1983 with the Travis County Attorney's Office, where he started as a misdemeanor prosecutor. He worked his way up through the organization, eventually serving as First Assistant from 1987-1990. Puryear also served as Deputy Director of the Special Crimes Division under (then) Texas Attorney General John Cornyn from 1999-2000, where he supervised lawyers in the prosecution of various felony offenses.



BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




None sought.



COURTS ADMITTED TO




Justice Puryear is admitted to practice in the courts of Texas.



HONORS & AWARDS




Justice Puryear ranked 1st in total opinion production among all Texas appellate court justices in both 2015 and 2016.



PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS





  • 2012: 52%-48% v. Karen Watkins (D)
  • 2006: 52.3%-47.7% v. MIna Brees (D)
  • 2000: 51.7%-48.3% v. Woodie Jones (D)




MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








KEY ENDORSEMENTS








JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY




Justice Puryear is a proven conservative who understands that judges should interpret and apply the law, not legislate from the bench. Puryear is firmly committed to the rule of law and his decisions are guided by law and fact, rather than by personal opinion or policy considerations.



INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:




January 3, 2018


LAST UPDATED:




January 4, 2018


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