2024 – Supreme Court, Place 2

Democratic Primary Race in March
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceRepublicanDemocratDemocratNotes/Other

Justice
Jimmy Blacklock*
(R-Austin)

DaSean Jones
(D-Houston)

Randy Sarosdy
(D-Austin)

Texas Bar Card Number000000052407875017651500
Campaign Mailing AddressJimmy Blacklock Campaign
P.O. Box 1588
Austin, TX 78767
DaSean Jones for Judge
2450 Louisiana Street
Suite 400, Box 506
Houston TX 77006
Randy Sarosdy Campaign
808 W. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Campaign Contactcontact@jimmyblacklock.comdjones@daseanjones.comrsarosdy@sarosdylaw.com.
Campaign Websitejimmyblacklock.comdaseanfortexas.comrandyforjudge.org
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Current OccupationJustice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 2
Judge
180th Criminal District Court

Texas Justice Court Training Center

Years of Texas ResidencyNative Texan43
JD School & YearYale Law School
2005
President, Yale Law Republicans
Texas Southern University
2011
University of Texas
1977
Other EducationB.A. History
University of Texas at Austin
2002
Tuskegee UniversityA.B. 1974
College of William and Mary
Year of State Bar Licensure200520111977
Legal Experience - Nonjudicial• General Counsel, Governor of Texas (2017)
• Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel, Texas Attorney General (2012-2017)
• Special Assistant & Senior Counsel, Texas Attorney General (2010-2012)
• Assistant Solicitor General, Texas Attorney General (2009-2010)
• Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (2008-2009)
• Attorney, Vinson and Elkins (2006-09)
• Deputy Attorney General, Texas
• Law Clerk, Judge Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (2005-06)
US Army 1st Legal Operations Detachment (“LOD”) (Legal Assistance);22nd LOD (Trial Defense Counsel), the 420 Engineer Brigade (Assistant Brigade Judge Advocate), a Team Chief in the 87th LOD (Special Victims Counsel)

The Command Judge Advocate for a Training Command, Senior Trial Counsel for the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, and currently a military judge.
46 years total

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Lead Trial and Appellate Counsel
30 years
Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice, Texas Supreme Court
Place 2
January 2017 to present
Other Judicial ExperienceDistrict Judge
2019-present
Board Certifications
Courts AdmittedUS Supreme Court
US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Texas Northern District Court
Texas Southern District Court
Texas Western District Court
Texas Eastern District Court
Texas Northern District Court
Texas Southern District Court
Texas Courts; District of Columbia; US District Courts for the District of Columbia, for the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, and the Eastern District of Michigan; US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits; US Supreme Court.
Honors and Awards
Prior Elections

2018 General Election
53% against 1 opponent

2022 General Election
50.02% against 1 opponent
2018 General Election
54% against 1 opponent
Most Recent Bar Polls2024- 2,538 45%2024- 1,883 33%2024- 1,252 22%
Key Endorsements (Max 5)UT Student Democrats
Hon. Lon Burnam (former State Rep, HD 90, Fort Worth)
Hon. David Beebe, Commissioner, Presidio County
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)jimmyblacklock.com/judicial-philosophy/As a Judge, he believes that "fair is fair" and the law must be applied as it is written and not adjusted or abated to support subjective interests. Financial status, connections, and other variables not available to everyone should not come into play in regard to the administration of justice.

I believe in the rule of law, that the law applies equally to all regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin, and that no one is above the law regardless of status or prior office. If elected, I will apply the law fairly and impartially, without political influence or partisan consideration, and do my best to ensure that fundamental rights guaranteed by the Texas and U.S. Constitutions are fully safeguarded and protected.

MiscFederalist SocietyLt. Colonel, US Army Reserve
Tuskegee University ROTC
Nat'l Society of Pershing Rifles Drill Team
Military Service
I have 30 years of civil trial and appellate experience in courts throughout the nation and 15 years of experience in judicial education of judges in Texas. For further information please see www.randyforjudge.org.
Date Submitted by CandidateGathered from public sourcesGathered from public sources1-4-24

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