2024 – 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3

Democratic Primary Race in March, with possible runoff
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceDemocratDemocratRepublicanNotes/Other

Jerry Zimmerer*

Velda Renita Faulkner

Chad Bridges

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

Texas Bar Card Number222645500685735000790369
Campaign Mailing AddressChad Bridges Campaign
310 Morton Street #268
Richmond, Texas 77469
Campaign Contactchadforjudge@gmail.com
Campaign Websitejerryzimmerer.comveldaforjustice.combridgesforjustice.com
Social Media Linkstwitter
Current OccupationJustice, 14th Court of Appeals
Place 3
Law Office of Velda R. Faulkner Judge, 458th District Court
Years of Texas Residency
JD School & Year
South Texas College of Law

L.L.M., International Law
University of Houston Law Center

L.L.M., Health Law
University of Houston Law Center
Texas Southern University
University of Houston
Other Education
B.A., Houston Baptist University
Year of State Bar Licensure1984
Legal Experience - NonjudicialManaging Member, Zimmerer & Associates, PLLC (2015-2018)

International Law Studies, University of Houston (2013-15)

Health Law Studies, University of Houston (2013-15)

Corporate Counsel and VP, Human Resources, Net Integrated Services, Inc. (1995-96)

Managing Partner, Zimmerer & Associates (1984-95)
30 years, trial lawyerChief Prosecutor, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office

Legal Counsel, Computer Sciences Corporation

First Assistant District Attorney, Waller County

Assistant District Attorney, Harris County
Death Penalty Appellate Division
Trial Bureau (Family Criminal Law)

Appellate cases handled
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, 14th Court of Appeals
Other Judicial ExperienceJudge, 240th District Court
Board CertificationsCriminal Law
Courts Admitted
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
Honors and Awards2003 Carol Rees Award from CVRT for outstanding service to crime victims
Prior Elections2024 Primary - 23.32024 Primary - 46
Most Recent Bar Polls2024 Poll
2024 Poll
2024 Poll
Key Endorsements (Max 5)
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)

In this crucial race, voters have the opportunity to shape history by electing me to the 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3.  As “The People’s Jurist,” my focus is on fairness, equity, integrity and judicial courage. I aim to the prevent the erosion of our legal system and uphold the respect for the judiciary. Every litigant deserves fairness, impartiality and equality without intimidation or financial burden. I advocate for correct and consistent application of the law, irrespective of politics and litigant status. I will Defend the United States and the Texas Constitutions, while Protecting your Civil and Constitutional Rights!

Let’s aspire to enhance diversity on this Appellate Court, by adding a unique perspective. Aim to shape history and promote a judiciary that represents the diverse fabric of all communities served by the 14th District.

MiscLecturer for the Texas District and County Attorney's Association

Faculty advisor for TDCAA's Prosecutor Trial Skills Course and TDCAA’s Advanced Trial Skills Course

Published in the Texas Center for the Judiciary's "In Chambers" journal
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