2018

2018

Fifth Court of Appeals

Presiding Judge




Maria "Terry" Jackson
(Democrat)




Sharon Keller*
(Republican)




Bill Strange
(Libertarian)



SOCIAL

Website


Website


None



CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Maria T. Jackson Campaign
P.O. Box 627
Houston, Texas 77001
(832) 582-1197


Sharon Keller Campaign
P.O. Box 12308
Austin, Texas 78711
Email


William Bryan Strange Campaign
P.O. Box 227136
Dallas, Texas 75222



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Presiding Judge
339th Criminal District Court
Harris County
Since 2008


Presiding Judge
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

*Judge on this court since 1994


Project Manager, Winston Services, Inc.



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.A., Political Science
University of Texas at Arlington
1987


B.A., Philosophy
Rice University
1975


B.A., Southern Methodist University
1971



JURIS DOCTOR

Texas Wesleyan University
1998


Southern Methodist Univ. School of Law
1978


George Washington Univ. School of Law
1979



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2002


1978


1986
1979 (Virginia)



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge
Since 1994

- Elected Presiding Judge 2000, 2006
- First woman to serve on the Court of Criminal Appeals






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

Full-time Municipal Court Judge
City of Houston
2003-2008









LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL




  • Assistant District Attorney, Appellate Section, District Attorneys Office, Dallas County (1987-1994)
  • Executive Board, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • Chairman, Texas Indigent Defense Commission
  • Board, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Judicial Advisory Council to the Community Justice Assistance Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Vice-chair, Texas Judicial Council





BOARD CERTIFICATIONS











COURTS ADMITTED TO











HONORS & AWARDS




  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Judicial Service, SMU Dedman School of Law (2003)





PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2016 Texas General Election
District Judge, 339th Judicial District
52.51% v. Mary McFaden (R)

2012 Texas General Election
District Judge, 339th Judicial District
50.63% v. Brad Hart (R)

2008 Texas General Election
District Judge, 339th Judicial District
51.96% v. Caprice Cosper* (R)


2012 Texas General Election
Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
55.49%; 3-way race
v. Keith Hampton (D) & Lance Scott (L)


2006 Texas General Election
Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
56.65% v. J.R. Molina (D)

2000 Texas General Election
Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
56.11% v. Bill Vance (D)

1994 Texas General Election
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2
54.46% v. Betty Marshall (D)


2016 Texas General Election
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 5
2.84%; 3-way race

2014 Texas General Election
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 9
13.15%; 3-way race
v. David Newell (R) & George Altgelt (G)


2012 Texas General Election
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 8
21.94% v. Elsa Alcala (R)

2010 Texas General Election
Texas Supreme Court
Place 3
2.86%; 3-way race
v. Debra Lehrmann (R) & Jim Sharp (D)


2008 Texas General Election
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Place 9
18.11% v. Cathy Cochran

*ran as Libertarian in all races



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

1,581 of 4,167 votes
37.94%


1,444 of 4,167 votes
34.65%


522 of 4,167 votes
12.53%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Texas Bipartisan Justice Coalition
  • Texas Republican Assembly
  • United Republicans of Harris County
  • Llano Tea Party
  • Houston Realty Business Coalition





JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











OTHER INFORMATION

  • Corporate lawyer (20+ years)
  • Real estate attorney (10 years)


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

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


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


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



LAST UPDATED:

3/26/2018


2/15/2018


3/26/2018


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