2024 – Supreme Court, Place 4

Republican Primary Race in March
General Election Race in November

Court & PlaceRepublicanRepublicanDemocratNotes/Other

Justice John Devine* 
(R-Austin)

Brian Walker
(R-Fort Worth)

Christine Weems 
(D-Houston)


Mathew Sercely (L)

Texas Bar Card Number000000042404397824028099
Campaign Mailing AddressJudge John Devine Campaign
1 E Greenway Plaza Ste 225
Houston, TX 77046
Justice Brian Walker Campaign
PO Box 1375
Fort Worth, Texas 76101
Christine Weems Campaign
1300 McGowen Street
Houston, Texas 77004
Campaign Contact(254) 580-1111
Campaign Websitejusticedevinetx.comvoteforwalker.comweemsforjudge.com
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Current OccupationTexas Supreme Court Justice, Place 4
(2013-present)
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 7
(2021-present)
Judge, 281st District Court
(2019-present)
Years of Texas Residency1980-presentNative Texan36 years
JD School & YearSouth Texas College of Law
1986
University of Houston
2003
South Texas College of Law
Other EducationB.S., Business Administration & Marketing
Ball State University
1980
Master's, Theology
Dallas Theological Seminary, 2022

Master's, International Relations
University of Oklahoma, 2003

B.S.  Resource and Environmental Studies
Texas State University, 2000
University of Texas - Austin
Year of State Bar Licensure1987 Texas
Also licensed in District of Columbia
20042000 Texas
California
Legal Experience - NonjudicialMilitary and Veteran's Law
Criminal Law
Civil Law
17 years combined

Prosecutor, Harrison County DA

JAG, USAF Reserves, 2010-2019
Antitrust Law
5 years
Personal Injury Law
19 years
Jury Trial Experience350 jury trials75 jury trials80 jury trials as judge
Appellate Judicial Experience

2013 to present
Texas Supreme Court

2021 to present
Texas 2nd Court of Appeals
Other Judicial ExperienceSpecial Judge to the Harris County Justice of the Peace courts (2003-2011)

District Judge, 190th Judicial District Court of Harris County (1995-2002)

 500+ bench trials
Board CertificationsPersonal Injury
Civil Trial Law
Courts AdmittedUS Tax Court
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
All Texas state courts
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
US Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims
Texas Eastern District Court
Texas Northern District Court
Texas Western District Court
US Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
Texas Southern District Court
US Supreme Court
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Texas Courts
California Courts
Honors and Awards“Texas Size Hero”by
Focus on the Family
magazine
•Super Lawyer, 2020 and 2021
•Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2016 and 2017
•Top One Percent, National Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
•Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
•Top Attorney, Texas Magazine, 2014
•40 Under 40, Fort Worth Business Press, 2013

2023, Outstanding Mentor award from the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas Order of the Barristers
2021, University of Houston Law Center Honorary Alum Award

Prior Elections2020 General Election
54% against 1 opponent

2012 General Election
75% against 2 opponents

2012 Primary Runoff
54% against incumbent

2020 Primary Runoff
64% to win

2020 Republican Primary
48% against 2 opponents
2018 General Election
55% against 1 opponent

2018 D Primary
62% against 1 opponent
Most Recent Bar Polls2024 - 1,808 31%2024 - 936 16%2024 Bar Poll - 2,692 votes = ~46%2024 - 451 8%
Key Endorsements (Max 5)
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)
MiscDistrict of Columbia Bar Association

Board of Civil District Judge Mass Torts Committee

Board of Civil District Judges

Harris County Juvenile Justice Charter School Board

Harris County Juvenile Board
Intern, Bush/Cheney presidential campaign, 2000

first JAG in the history of the US Air Force to serve as a Flight Commander/Instructor  at the USAF Officer Training School

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, Texas Senate

Pastor, Merge Point Church

Fellow, Next Generation Project, Strauss Center for International and Security Law-University of Texas at Austin, 2014-present
Adjunct faculty, St. John's University School of Law

Director, National Mock Trial program, University of Houston Law Center
Date Submitted by CandidateGathered from public sources.1/3/24Gathered from public sources.

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