2nd Court of Appeals, Place 3

Court & PlaceDemocratRepublicanNotes/Other
Delonia Watson
(D-Fort Worth)
Elizabeth Kerr*
(R - Fort Worth)

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

Campaign Mailing Address

P.O. Box 24215
Fort Worth, TX 76124-1215

P.O. Box 101927, Fort Worth, Texas 76185

Campaign Phone
Campaign Websitedeloniawatson4justice.com
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Current OccupationJustice
Texas 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 3
2016 – Present
Years of Texas Residency48
JD School & YearHarvard LawUniversity of Texas School of Law
Other EducationB.S. in Chemical Engineering, MITB.A. – English and Art History
Rice University
Year of State Bar Licensure19841982
Legal Experience - NonjudicialAssistant District Attorney
3.5 years
Assistant United States Attorney, including serving as Appellate Section Chief
25 years
Private Practice
8 years

34 years 
Law Clerk
Honorable Lucius D. Bunton, III, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
thirty-two years of civil trial and appellate experience in Fort Worth
Law, Snakard & Gambill
(1984 – 1990)
Independent Contractor and small firms
(1990 – 2006)
Friedman, Suder & Cooke, P.C.

private practice
(2006 – 2016)

Jury Trial Experience
Appellate Judicial ExperienceJustice
Texas 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 3
2016 – Present
Other Judicial Experience
Board Certifications
Courts AdmittedU.S. Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and all Texas state courts
Honors and Awards
Prior Elections

2016 Texas General Election
Texas 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 3

2016 Texas Republican Primary Runoff
Texas 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 3

2016 Texas Republican Primary
Texas 2nd Court of Appeals, Place 3
1st, with 33.15%, against four other candidates

Most Recent Bar PollsState Bar (Feb '22)
State Bar (Feb '22)
Key Endorsements (Max 5)
Judicial Philosophy (Max 250 words)Judges should follow the law and not legislate from the bench or twist the law to fit a personally desired outcome. Litigants should feel confident that their legal matters will receive a fair and impartial hearing, regardless of their status or station in life, and should expect a clear and well-reasoned explanation of their appeal’s result.

Board member, Texas Center for the Judiciary
Advisory Board member, Federalist Society, Fort Worth Lawyers Chapter
2022-23 president, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
Trustee and former Board President, St. Peter’s Classical School

Date Submitted by Candidate10/13/22
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