2018

2018
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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Place 8




Michelle Slaughter
(Republican)




Mark Ash
(Libertarian)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Michelle Slaughter Campaign
P.O. Box 3384
Galveston, Texas 77552
Email


(713) 571-1603
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Judge, 405th District Court
Galveston County
2013-present


Attorney, Mark Ash & Associates PC



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A. University of Houston
magna cum laude

A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
Mediation Certification


A.A., New Mexico State University
1983

B.S. Medical Technology
University of Texas @ El paso
1985



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston Law Center
cum laude, top 15%
2004



Internships:
  • Intern, Justice Tim Taft, First Court of Appeals, Houston
  • Intern, Judge David Hittner, U.S. Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of Texas
  • Intern, Judge Sim Lake, U.S. Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of Texas
  • Summer Associate, Haynes and Boone, LLP (Houston)
  • Summer Associate, Ware Snow Fogel & Jackson, LLP (Houston)
  • Law Clerk, Nelkin & Nelkin, P.C. (Houston)

South Texas College of Law
1992



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2004


1993
Also licensed in CA (1994) & NM (1994)



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE








JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Judge, 405th District Court
Galveston County (2013-Present)



LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Founder/Managing Member, Slaughter Law Firm PLLC (2010-2013)
  • Attorney, Locke Lord, LLP (2005-10)
  • Attorney, Haynes & Boone, LLP (2004-5)

  • Private practice, Mark Ash & Associates PC (since 1994)
  • Staff Attorney, Office of Manuel Solis (1994)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • Texas (State Courts)
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • California Supreme Court
  • New Mexico Supreme Court
  • New Mexico District Court


HONORS & AWARDS

  • “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers Edition, Texas Monthly
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Galveston
  • Key Award, League City Lion’s Club
  • Order of the Barons
  • Order of the Barristers
  • DeAnda Scholarship Recipient, Academic Achievement and Dedication, Hispanic Bar Association
  • Rhodes Presidential Scholarship for Academic Achievement
  • Golden Key International Honor Society


PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Primary
100%; unopposed

2016 Texas General Election
District Judge, 405th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2012 Texas General Election
District Judge, 405th Judicial District
100%; unopposed


2016 Texas General Election
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
3.68%; 4-way race

2014 Texas General Election
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6
3.19%; 3-way race

2012 Texas General Election
Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6
3.05%; 4-way race



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

989 of 3,474 votes
28.47%


809 of 3,474 votes
23.29%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Empower Texans
  • Texas Right to Life
  • Texas Homeschool Coalition
  • Conservative Republicans of Texas (Dr. Steven Hotze)
  • Texas Conservative Review (Gary Polland)


JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








OTHER INFORMATION

  • Michelle Slaughter served as the photo double for Sandra Bullock in the movie Hope Floats (college)
  • Michelle Slaughter served as the art department intern in the movie Arlington Road starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, and Joan Cusack. She was responsible for writing a news article featured prominently in the movie. Ms. Slaughter’s name can be seen in the byline of the article and her now-husband, Ed Walsh, is featured as the police chief in the article. (college)
  • Michelle Slaughter earned a coveted spot as DGA Trainee through the Director’s Guild of America where she trained to be an assistant director. She was assigned to work on various TV shows including, JAG, ‘the practice,’ and Judging Amy. Even before those assignments, Ms. Slaughter had already planned to go to law school! (after college)

  • Medical Technologist, Ben Taub General Hospital/Houston (1986-94)


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

*Information sourced from public record


*Information sourced from public record



Last Updated:

10/3/2018


10/3/2018


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