2024 – 1st Court of Appeals, Place 8

Democratic Primary Race in March
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceDemocratDemocratRepublicanNotes/Other

Richard Hightower*
(D-Houston)

Ysidra "Sissy" Kyles
(D-Houston)

Kristin Guiney
(R-Houston)

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

Texas Bar Card Number096181002408334424032381
Campaign Mailing Address

Justice Richard Hightower Campaign 

P.O. Box 56386, Houston, Texas 77256

Kristin Guiney Campaign
1545 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Campaign ContactContact
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Current OccupationJustice
1st Court of Appeals
2019-present

Law Office of Ysidra M. Kyles, PLLC

Judge
183rd District Court
2013 - present

Years of Texas Residency
JD School & YearBaylor Law School
1980
Texas Southern University
1995
University of Houston
2001
Other EducationB.A. English
Baylor University
1978
Sam Houston State University
1991
Emory University
Year of State Bar Licensure198120122001
Legal Experience - NonjudicialPrivate Practice: 2000 - 2018
Trial Partner: Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline
1986-1999
Partner: Sharp, Ward & Ross
1981-1986
Solo Practice
2012-present
Attorney, Harris Co Criminal Justice Center
2001-2011
Assistant District Attorney, Harris County
2001-2010
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, 1st Court of Appeals Place 8
2019-present
Other Judicial ExperienceJudge, 232nd District Court, Harris County
2017-2018
Judge, 179th District Court, Harris County
2013-2016
Board CertificationsCriminal Law
Courts AdmittedUS Supreme Court
Texas Eastern District Court
Texas Southern District Court
Honors and Awards
Prior Elections
Most Recent Bar Polls2024
738 50%
2024
168 12%
2024
557 38%
Key Endorsements (Max 5)
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)I will continue to bring honesty, integrity, and collegiality to the bench and will work diligently and efficiently to earn the respect of those who appear before me.
MiscBaylor Law ReviewExecutive Director,
Angela House
2019-present
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