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5TH COURT OF APPEALS

Place 4

There are no Other Official Candidates for this Office

Gena N. Slaughter
(D) – Dallas

Lana R. Myers*
(R) – Dallas

PARTY AFFILIATION

Democrat

Republican

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Current Job
Organization

Since…
(term expires…

5th District Court of Appeals

Place 4

Since 2009
(term expires 12-31-16)

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

Degree
School
Year

B.F.A., Magna Cum Laude
Baylor
1976

JURIS DOCTOR

Degree
School
Year

Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Baylor School of Law
1981

YEAR OF STATE BAR LICENSURE

YEAR

1982

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – APPELLATE

  • Appellate Judicial Experience
  • 5th District Court of Appeals since 2009

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE – OTHER

  • Other Judicial Experience
  • Judge of the 203rd Judicial District Court for over 15 years

LEGAL EXPERIENCE – NONJUDICIAL

  • Legal Experience – Non-Judicial
  • Dallas County DA’s Office; ADA 1982-1994; Chief Felony Prosecutor 1987-1994

ADMITTED

  • Courts Admitted To
  • US Supreme Court
    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Texas Northern District Court

JUDICAL/LEGAL HONORS

  • Judicial/Legal Honors
  •  Chair, Community Service Restitution Committee, Volunteer Center of Dallas County, 1998 – 2003
    • Member, Board of Directors, Volunteer Center of Dallas County, 1994 – 2003
    • Texas Association of District Judges, Secretary-Treasurer, 2000, President-Elect, 2001, President, 2002
    • Dallas County Juvenile Board, 2002 – 2004
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association Mock Trial Committee 2000 to present; Co-chair and Chair, Dallas Bar Association Mock Trial Committee administering the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition from 2003 to 2010 and the National High School Mock Trial Competition in 2007; Co-recipient, Dallas Bar Association’s Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding Committee Award, 2007
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association Task Force that drafted the Dallas Bar Association’s Creeds for Integrity and Professionalism in Judicial Elections adopted by the Dallas Bar Association, 2003
    • Dallas Bar Association, Habitat for Humanity Project and Law Day Committee’s mock voir dire demonstration for Dallas public school students
    • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
    • Life Founding Fellow, Dallas Association Young Lawyers Foundation
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

PRIOR ELECTION(S) RESULTS

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

SEAT, DATE, PERCENTAGE

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certifications

MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS

# of #

538 of 951 (56.6%)

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Key Endorsements

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY

Judicial Philosophy

I am a conservative jurist who believes that judges should strictly interpret the law as written and not make law based on their personal or political agendas. Over the more than twenty years that I have served as a judge, including my experience as a State District Judge and Appellate Justice, I have been dedicated to strict construction of the law and the impartial administration of justice.

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