2018

2018
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Texas Supreme Court, Place 4




R.K. Sandill
(Democrat)




John Devine*
(R-Austin)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

Judge R.K. Sandill Campaign
P.O. Box 56386
Houston, Texas 77256
(713) 942-5816
Email


John Devine Campaign
P.O. Box 273203
Houston, Texas 77277
(713) 429-4169
Email



CURRENT OCCUPATION

Judge, 127th District Court
Harris County
Since 2009
First Texas district court judge of South Asian descent


Texas Supreme Court Justice
Place 4
(2013-present)



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

University of Texas at Austin
Government

Intern, President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors
Editor, Houston Journal of International Law



B.S., Business Administration & Marketing
Ball State University
1980



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston Law Center
2001


J.D. South Texas College of Law
1986



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

2001


1987
Also licensed in District of Columbia



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 4
2013-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

  • Judge, 127th District Court
    • Since 2009
    • Presided over 225+ civil trials
    • Adjudicated over 15,000 matters Source

  • Special Judge to the Harris County Justice of the Peace courts (2003-2011)
  • District Judge, 190th Judicial District Court of Harris County (1995-2002)
    • Tried nearly 350 jury trials and presided over 500+ bench trials Source


LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • Briefing Attorney, Justice Murry Cohen, (then) Senior Justice on Texas’s First District Court of Appeals





BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

None sought


None sought



COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • Texas (all state courts)
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Extraordinary Minority, Texas Lawyer Magazine (2015)
  • Achievement in Public Service Award, University of Houston Alumni Association





PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Texas Democratic Primary
Texas Supreme Court, Place 4
100%; unopposed

2016 Texas General Election
127th Civil District Court
53.12% v. Sarahjane Swanson (R)

2012 Texas General Election
127th Civil District Court
50.31% v. Russell Lloyd (R)
Defeated 28-year incumbent


2018 Texas Republican Primary
Texas Supreme Court, Place 4
100%; unopposed

2012 Texas General Election
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4
75.06%; 3-way race

2012 Texas Republican Party Primary Runoff
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4
53.27% against David Medina (R)

2012 Texas Republican Party Primary
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 4
32.22%; 3-way race



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

2,446 of 4,403 votes
55.56%


1,957 of 4,403 votes
44.45%



KEY ENDORSEMENTS








JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY







OTHER INFORMATION

  • Cancer survivor
  • Father: Retired Lieutenant Colonel Brij Sandill, served in the U.S. Army & Air Force for 28 years
  • Wife, Kelly, is a partner at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP


INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

Sourced from public information


Sourced from public information



Last Updated:

2/28/2018


2/28/2018


*Information gathered from various public sources, and may not yet be approved by the candidate.
Please send any corrections to info@tcjl.com

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