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SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS (Statewide based in Austin)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJNathan Hecht
Ethics: 20155, 69578
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 9/10/13
SC 2Jimmy Blacklock
Ethics: 82237
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
Appointed 1//2/18
SC 3Debra Lehrmann
Ethics: 41325, 66825
12/31/2022Elected 10/2010
Appointed 6/21/10
SC 4John Devine
Ethics: 26739
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
SC 5Rebeca Huddle
Ethics: 67587
12/31/2022Appointed 10/15/2020
SC 6Jane Bland
Ethics: 37146
12/31/2024Appointed 9/11/19
SC 7Jeff Boyd
Ethics: 68772, 68755
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14
SC 8Brett Busby
Ethics: 66759
12/31/2026Appointed 2/21/19
SC 9Open Seat12/31/2022

TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (Statewide based in Austin)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
PJSharon Keller
Ethics: 26509
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
CCA2Mary Lou Keel
Ethics: 26741
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
CCA3Bert Richardson
Ethics: 41161
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14
CCA4Kevin Patrick Yeary
Ethics: 68992
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14
CCA5Scott Walker
Ethics: 80468
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
CCA6Michael Keasler
Ethics: 20266
12/31/2022Elected 11/2/10
CCA7Barbara Hervey
Ethics: 41408
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
CCA8Michelle Slaughter
Ethics: 67429
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
CCA9David Newell
Ethics: 69339
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14

1ST Court of Appeals (10 Counties | Based in Houston)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJSherry Radack
Ethics: 32961
12/31/2022Elected 2004
1COA2Gordon Goodman
Ethics: 69365
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
1COA3Veronica Rivas-Molloy
Ethics: 83869
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
1COA4April Farris
Ethics: 85183
12/31/2022Appointed 12/11/20
1COA5Amparo Monique Guerra
Ethics: 83553
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
1COA6Sarah Beth Landau
Ethics: 81291
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
1COA7Julie Countiss
Ethics: 80055
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
1COA8Richard F. Hightower
Ethics: 36281
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
1COA9Peter Kelly
Ethics: 80462
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18

2ND Court of Appeals (24 Counties | Based in Fort Worth)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJBonnie Sudderth
Ethics: 33058
12/31/2022Elected 11/6/18
Appointed CJ 10/2017
Appointed 2COA 1/2015
2COA2Dana Womack
Ethics: 26230
12/31/2026Appointed 1/7/19
2COA3Elizabeth S. “Leza” Kerr
Ethics: 80338
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
2COA4Wade Birdwell
Ethics: 54796
12/31/2022Elected 11/6/18
Appointed 11/17
2COA5Dabney Bassel
Ethics: 80342
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
2COA6Mike Wallach
Ethics: 80315
12/31/2024Appointed 9/3/19
2COA7Brian Walker
Ethics: 58136
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20

3RD Court of Appeals (24 Counties | Based in Austin)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJDarlene Byrne
Ethics: 41364
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
3COA2Edward Smith
Ethics: 82126
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
3COA3Chari Kelly
Ethics: 82025
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
3COA4Melissa Goodwin
Ethics: 62281
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
3COA5Thomas J. Baker
Ethics: 82155
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
3COA6Gisela Triana
Ethics: 54704
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18

4TH Court of Appeals (32 Counties | Based in San Antonio)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJRebeca Martinez
Ethics: 65774
12/31/2026Elected 11/2/20
4COA2Beth Watkins
Ethics: 81676
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/24
4COA3Patricia O. Alvarez
Ethics: 53284
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
4COA4Luz Elena D. Chapa
Ethics: 67895
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
4COA5Liza Rodriguez
Ethics: 81701
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/24
4COA6Irene Rios
Ethics: 69633
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
4COA7Lori I. Valenzuela
Ethics: 65993
12/31/2022Appointed 1/11/21

5TH Court of Appeals (6 Counties | Based in Dallas)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJRobert Burns
Ethics: 57983
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
5COA2Robbie Partida-Kipness
Ethics: 82014
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
5COA3Bonnie Lee Goldstein
Ethics: 66111
12/31/2026Elected 12/3/20
5COA4Lana Myers
Ethics: 26829
12/31/2022Elected 11/2/10
5COA5Erin Nowell
Ethics: 82027
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
5COA6Craig Smith
Ethics: 57712
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
5COA7David Schenck
Ethics: 62484
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
Appointed 1/7/15
5COA8Dennise Garcia
Ethics: 55113
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
5COA9Bill Pedersen
Ethics: 81901
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
5COA10Amanda Reichek
Ethics: 82184
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
5COA11Cory Carylyle
Ethics: 81788
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
5COA12Ken Molberg
Ethics: 62111
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
5COA13Leslie Lester Osborne
Ethics: 82125
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18

6TH Court of Appeals (19 Counties | Based in Texarkana)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJJosh R. Morriss III
Ethics: 52000
12/31/2022Elected 11/2/10
6COA2Scott Stevens
Ethics: 81351
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
6COA3Ralph K Burgess
Ethics: 53722
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14

7TH Court of Appeals (32 Counties | Based in Amarillo)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJBrian Quinn
Ethics: 24364
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14
7COA2Judy C. Parker
Ethics: 81905
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
Appointed 8/17/17
7COA3Patrick A. Pirtle
Ethics: 20577
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
7COA4Lawrence M. Doss
Ethics: 84272
12/31/2022Appointed 11/5/19

8TH Court of Appeals (17 Counties | Based in El Paso)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJYvonne T. Rodriguez
Ethics: 54628
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
8COA2Jeff Alley
Ethics: 84159
12/31/2022Appointed 12/31/21
8COA3Georgina “Gina” Palafox
Ethics: 70410
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16

9TH Court of Appeals (10 Counties | Based in Beaumont)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJScott Golemon
Ethics: 62801
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
9COA2Charles Kreger
Ethics: 54759
12/31/2022Elected 11/2/10
9COA3Leanne Johnson
Ethics: 69695
12/31/2024Elected 11/4/14
Appointed 11/13/13
9COA4Hollis Horton
Ethics: 54378
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12

10TH Court of Appeals (18 Counties | Based in Waco)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJTom Gray
Ethics: 36453
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
10COA2Matt Johnson
Ethics: 41946
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
10COA3John Neill
Ethics: 36283
12/31/2022Appointed 1/7/19

11TH Court of Appeals (28 Counties | Based in Eastland)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJJohn Bailey
Ethics: 69613
12/31/2024Elected PL3 11/4/14
Appointed 11/17/18
11COA2Bruce Williams
Ethics: 84117
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
11COA3W. Stacy Trotter
Ethics: 56000
12/31/2022Elected 11/3/20

12TH Court of Appeals (17 Counties | Based in Tyler)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJJames T. (Jim) Worthen
Ethics: 36395
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14
12COA2Brian Hoyle
Ethics: 60026
12/31/2022Elected 11/2/10
12COA3Greg Neeley
Ethics: 70596
12/31/2024Elected 11/8/16
Appointed 1/12/15

13TH Court of Appeals (20 Counties | Based in Corpus Christi/Edinburg)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJDori Contreras
Ethics: 51411
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/24
13COA2Nora Longoria
Ethics: 67397
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
13COA3Leticia Hinojosa12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
13COA4Jaime Tijerina
Ethics: 68017
12/31/2024Appointed 7/24/19
13COA5Gina M. Benavides
Ethics: 43618
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/12
13COA6Clarissa Silva
Ethics: 82355
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20

14TH Court of Appeals (10 Counties | Based in Houston)

Texas Supreme Court | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
1COA | 2COA | 3COA | 4COA | 5COA | 6COA | 7COA | 8COA | 9COA | 10COA | 11COA | 12COA | 13COA | 14COA

DIST
DEMOCRAT
REPUBLICAN
TERM
EXPIRES
COMMENTS
CJTracy Christopher
Ethics: 26754
12/31/2026Elected 11/3/20
14COA2Kevin Jewell
Ethics: 80006, 80294
12/31/2022Elected 11/8/16
14COA3Jerry Zimmerer
Ethics: 27075
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
14COA4Charles Spain
Ethics: 65741
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
14COA5Frances Bourliot
Ethics: 82049
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
14COA6Meagan E. Hassan
Ethics: 81810
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
14COA7Ken Wise
Ethics: 52853, 52854
12/31/2026Elected 11/4/14
14COA8Margaret “Meg” Poissant
Ethics: 82057
12/31/2024Elected 11/6/18
14COA9Randy Wilson
Ethics: 53970
12/31/2022Appointed 12/21/20

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