13th Court of Appeals, Place 3

Court & PlaceDemocratRepublicanNotes/Other
Leticia Hinojosa*
(D – Edinburg)
Aaron Peña
(R-Edinburg)

Candidate (L)
Candidate (G)
Candidate (I)

Campaign Mailing Address305 Zinnia
McAllen, TX 78504
1417 S 14th Ave.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Campaign Phone
Campaign Websitewww.leticiahinojosa.comwww.aaronpena.com
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Current OccupationJustice, Place 3
13th Court of Appeals
2016 – Present
Years of Texas ResidencyNative Texan
Lifetime resident
Native Texan
JD School & YearUniversity of Texas Law School
1981
Texas Southern University, 1987
Other EducationB.A. in Government (magna cum laude)
The University of Texas at Austin
1978
University of Texas, Government
Year of State Bar Licensure19811988
Legal Experience - NonjudicialCivil Law
Law Office of Leticia Hinojosa, Various other firms
1983 – 1989, 1994 – 1996, 2004 – 2016

Public Interest Litigator
Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship
1981 – 1983

Civil defense and plaintiff's attorney, 33 years
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial Experience13th Court of Appeals
Justice, Place 3
2016 – Present
Other Judicial ExperienceDistrict Judge
139th State District Court
1996 – 2004

Judge
Hidalgo County Court at Law #4
1989 – 1994

Board Certifications.
Courts AdmittedAll Texas State Courts
Honors and Awards

First woman elected Judge in South Texas

Third Hispanic woman elected Judge in Texas

Awarded the “Back to the People” Award by Governor Ann Richards

Texas Super Lawyer, twice
Law and Order award, TDCAA
Prior Elections

2016 Texas General Election
13th Court of Appeals, Place 3
Win, 56.43% to 43.57% vs incumbent Greg Perkes

2016 Texas Democratic Primary
13th Court of Appeals, Place 3
Win, 72.09% to 27.91%

2000 Texas General Election
District Judge, 139th Judicial District
Win, 100% Unopposed

1996 Texas General Election
District Judge, 139th Judicial District
Win, 63.75% to 36.25%

Most Recent Bar Polls
Key Endorsements (Max 5)Jose Aliseda (R), Bee County District Attorney
Representative Geanie Morrison (R)
Republican National Hispanic Assembly
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)
MiscMember, Texas House of Representatives, 10 years, HD 40
Major, Texas State Guard
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