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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Eleventh Court of Appeals
Place 3

Keith Stretcher not seeking reelection




Candidate
(Democrat)




W. Stacy Trotter
(Republican)



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CAMPAIGN CONTACT








CURRENT OCCUPATION




Presiding Judge
358th District Court
[Ector County]
Since 2014



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR





B.A., Texas Tech University
cum laude
1981



JURIS DOCTOR




Texas Tech University
School of Law
1984



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE




1984



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE








JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER


    • 2014-present: State District Judge, 358th District Court of Ector County
    • 2004-11: State District Judge, 244th District Court of Ector County
    • 2006-11, 2015-present: Local Administrative Judge, Ector County District Courts


    LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL


      • 2011-14: Attorney/Mediator, Shafer, Davis, O'Leary & Stoker
      • 1984-2004: Attorney, Shafer, Davis, O'Leary & Stoker


      BOARD CERTIFICATIONS








      COURTS ADMITTED TO


        • All Texas state courts
        • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
        • U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Texas


        HONORS & AWARDS


          • Rated AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019 (has maintained this rating since 1994)
          • Recipient, 2014 Heritage Foundation of Odessa Community Statesman Award (Law)


          PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



          2018 Texas General Election
          District Judge, 358th Judicial District
          100%; unpposed

          2014 Texas General Election
          District Judge, 358th Judicial District
          100%; unpposed

          2010 Texas General Election
          District Judge, 244th Judicial District
          100%; unpposed

          2006 Texas General Election
          District Judge, 244th Judicial District
          100%; unpposed

          2004 Texas General Election
          District Judge, 244th Judicial District
          Unexpired Term
          59.66 v. Mike Holmes



          MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








          KEY ENDORSEMENTS




              JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY








              OTHER INFORMATION


                • Charter Member, West Texas Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates: Chapter President (2008-09; 2009-10); National Board Representative (2013-15), Chapter Vice-President (2017-18; 2018-19)
                • Former Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Board Member 1995-97; 1997-99; 2003-04; 2012-13; 2013-14)
                • Former Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (Prime Member 2011-14)
                • Former Member, lnternational Association of lnsurance Defense Counsel (1992-2004)
                • Former Member, Defense Research lnstitute (DRl) (1988-2004, 2011-14)


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                10/2/19


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