2024 – 4th Court of Appeals, Place 3

Republican Primary Race in March
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceRepublicanRepublicanDemocratNotes/Other

Todd McCray
(R-San Antonio)

Michael Ritter
(R-San Antonio)

Cynthia Maria-Chapa
(D- San Antonio)

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

Texas Bar Card Number134822902407496024057593
Campaign Mailing Address

P.O. Box 830804, San Antonio, Texas 78283

8000 IH-10 West, Ste. 1600, San Antonio, TX 78230PO Box 681111 San Antonio, TX 78268
Campaign Contact210-227-6228
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michael@vote4ritter.comJudgechapa@gmail.com
Campaign Websitewebsitewebsitewebsite
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Current Occupation

Law Office H. Todd McCray

Senior Counsel
Schmoyer Reinhard LLP

Bexar County 288th District Court

Years of Texas Residency61Native44
JD School & YearSt. Mary's University
1990
University of Texas
2010
with honors
St. Mary's University
2006
Other EducationB.B.A. Finance, University of Texas
1986
Trinity University
B.A. Speech Communication
2007
St. Mary's University, Political Science
2002
Year of State Bar Licensure199020102007
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial34 years
•Former Prosecutor, Grayson County Attorney’s Office
•Former Prosecutor, Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
Senior Counsel, Schmoyer Reinhard LLP
2021-present

Elected Officer, State Bar of Texas (Judicial Administrative Agency under
The Tex. Gov’t Code, Ch. 81 & 572)
2021-present

Staff Attorney, Fourth Court of Appeals
2014-2021
Assistant Attorney General
2012-2014
Briefing Attorney (Judge Michael Keasler)
Court of Criminal Appeals
2011-2012
Briefing Attorney (Justice Rebecca Simmons)
Fourth Court of Appeals
2010-2011

Drafted 450 judicial opinions, and worked on over 1,000 appellate cases
Attorney at Law, The Chapa Firm
2012-present

Attorney, Law Offices of Arellano & Chapa
2007-2011
Jury Trial Experience100+ jury trials
Appellate Judicial Experience
Other Judicial Experience288th District Court
since 2018
Board CertificationsCriminal Law
1997
Civil Appellate Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Courts AdmittedSCOTUS
Fifth Circuit USCOA
Western District of Texas
US 5th Circuit, 9th Circuit
All Texas courts
Honors and Awards•SuperLawyers, THOMPSON REUTERS 2023
•BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA: Labor & Employment Law; Litigation: Labor & Employment 2022
•Outstanding Law Review Article, Texas Bar Foundation 2022
•Franklin Jones Award (Outstanding CLE Article), Texas Bar College 2020
•Top 40 “On the Rise” Award, American Bar Association 2019
Prior Elections

 2022, 4COA Place 6 Irene Rios 50.6 v. Todd McCray 49.4

2018, 226th District Court Bexar County, Velia Meza 57.3 v. Todd McCray 42.7

2021, Special Purpose Election, State Bar of Texas (Tex. Gov’t Code, Ch. 81)

Director, Michael J. Ritter 51.7%, Reginald Wilson 48.3%

March 6, 2018  51%. Opponents Aida Rojas and Milton Fagin

November 6, 2018  58% Opponent Clint Lawson

March 1, 2022 100%. No opponent 

November 8, 2022 57.7%. Opponent Art Rossi 

Most Recent Bar Polls2024 Poll
173
22%
2024 Poll
266
34%
2024 Poll
346
44%
Key Endorsements (Max 5)San Antonio Police Officers Association
Texas Family Values Action
Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)Our judicial system should be independent, fair and impartial. Judges should decide cases based upon the facts and law. Our judiciary should uphold the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law.My years of judicial experience have shaped my judicial philosophy to focus on the following priorities: (1) the rule of law is paramount; (2) there should be no legislation from the bench; (3) the court’s appropriated budget should be governed by fiscally conservative principles; and (4) there should be no needless delays in deciding casesTo work diligently, follow the law and be humble.  As a Judge we are public servants and we need to remember that when we put on our robes.  It’s imperative to have a good temperament, to respect all those who come into the court, to serve with honor and humility and to be innovative.
MiscEagle Scout, 1997Founding Partner, The Forensics Files
2004-present
President & Executive Committee Member, TX Assn of Appellate Court Attorneys
2017-2020
Worked as a District Director for 2 State Representatives for 14 years
Date Submitted by Candidate1/5/241/21/241/16/24

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