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COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS

Place 2

Other Candidates for this Office: Mark Ash (L) Adam K. B. Reposa (G)

Lawrence E. “Larry” Meyers 
(D) – Austin

Mary Lou Keel | For Texas Supreme Court

Mary Lou Keel
(R) – Houston

PARTY AFFILIATION

Democrat

Republican

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Current Job
Organization

Since…
(term expires…

District Judge
232ND District Court

Since 1995

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

Degree
School
Year

B.A., English
University of Texas
1982

JURIS DOCTOR

Degree
School
Year

Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of Houston
1985

YEAR OF STATE BAR LICENSURE

YEAR

1985

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – APPELLATE

  • Appellate Judicial Experience

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – OTHER

  • Other Judicial Experience
  • Felony trial court judge for 21 years
  • Re-elected 5 times
  • Wiretap Judge, Second Judicial Administrative Region since 2009

LEGAL EXPERIENCE – NONJUDICIAL

  • Legal Experience – Non-Judicial
  • Trial Prosecutor, Harris County District Attorney’s Office
  • Briefing Attorney, 1ST Court of Appeals in Houston (1985-1986)
  • Harris County assistant district attorney at trial and on appeal (1986-1994)
  • Represented the State in 279 criminal appeals, including five death penalty cases
  • Former Committee Member, Houston Bar Association Bench-Bar Pro Bono Awards Committee
  • Former Board Member, Texas Center for Adoloscent Rehabilitation and Education
  • Volunteer judge for the Family Law Evening Court project
  • Interpreter for the Houston Volunteer Lawyer Project

ADMITTED

  • Courts Admitted To
  • Courts Admitted To

JUDICAL/LEGAL HONORS

  • Judicial/Legal Honors
  • Judicial/Legal Honors

PRIOR ELECTION(S) RESULTS

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

2016 Republican Primary Runoff
Justice, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
Won 50.87% against Ray Wheless (49.13%)
Primary Runoff win

2016 Republican Primary
Justice, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
Won 39.42% against Ray Wheless (35.43%)
Resulted in Primary Runoff

2010 General Election
Judge, 232nd Judicial District
56.75%  to 43.25% win against (D) opponent Greg Glass

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certifications

  •  Criminal Law (since 1990)

MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

1,772 of 4,814

1,146 of 4,814
 

  • Winner of the 2016 State Bar of Texas Judicial Poll with 57% of the vote compared to 19% and 24% for each of her Republican opponents
  • Rated most outstanding among her peers in the 2015 Houston Bar Association Judicial Poll in the categories of being Impartial, Ruling Decisively, Following the Law, Working Hard and Being Prepared

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Key Endorsements
  • Texas Alliance for Life
  • Conservative Republicans of Texas
  • Conservative Republicans of Harris County
  • Texas Patriots PAC
  • Kingwood TEA Party
  • Houston Realty Business Coalition
  • United Republicans of Harris County
  • Houston Police Officers’ Union PAC
  • Dallas Morning News

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

Judicial Philosophy

To pursue justice one case at a time based on the evidence in the case and the applicable law.

INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON

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