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2020 Judicial Comparison
Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Place 4

 




Migdalia Lopez
(Democrat)




Jaime Tijerina*
(Republican)



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Jaime Tijerina Campaign
4109 Whitewing Avenue
McAllen, Texas 78501
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CURRENT OCCUPATION

Juvenile Judge


Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Place 4
2019-present



UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR

B.S., Central Michigan University
1973

MSW, Temple University
1975


B.B.A., Business
UT-Pan American
1991



JURIS DOCTOR

University of Houston Law Center
1980


Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Southern University
1995



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE

1980


1995



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Place 4
2019-present



JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER

  • 1999-2018: Judge, 197th Judicial District [Cameron & Willacy counties]
  • 1995-98: Judge, County Court-at-Law, No. 2, Brownsville, Texas
  • 1980-82: Judge, Municipal Courts, City of Primera, Texas

  • Judge, 92nd District Court, Hidalgo County (2013-14)
  • County Attorney, Kenedy County (2000-13)


LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL

  • 1985-94: Assistant District Attorney, Cameron County
  • 1982-85: Partner, Lopez & Lopez Law Firm, Harlingen, Texas
  • 1981-82: Attorney, Wiley Hale & Fleuriet, Harlingen, Texas
  • 1980-81: Associate Attorney: Everardo Garcia, Harlingen, Texas
  • 1978-79 [summers]: Law Clerk, Texas Rural Legal Aid, Harlinge, Texas
  • 1978: Research assistant, Bates College of Law, University of Houston

  • Deputy City Attorney, City of Mission (2015-present)
  • Attorney, Jaime Tijerina, Lawyer (1995-present)
  • Judge Advocate, U.S. Army (1988-present)


BOARD CERTIFICATIONS








COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All Texas State Courts

  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Pro Bono Award, Cameron County Bar Association, 2008
  • Woman of the Year, American Association of University Women (AAUW), 2008
  • Ma'at Justice Award, State Bar of Texas Women and Law Section, 2008





PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

2014 Texas General Election
District Judge, 197th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2010 Texas General Election
District Judge, 197th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2006 Texas General Election
District Judge, 197th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2002 Texas General Election
District Judge, 197th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

1998 Texas General Election
District Judge, 197th Judicial District
100%; unopposed

1994 County Election
Judge, Cameron County Court-at-Law No.2
58.69% v. Gilberto Rosas


2018 Texas General Election
Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 4
49.63% v. Rudy Delgado (D)

2014 Texas General Election
District Judge, 92nd Judicial District
36.71% v. Luis Manuel Singleterry (D)

2014 Texas Republican Party Primary
District Judge, 92nd Judicial District
100%; unopposed

2012 Texas Republican Party Primary
Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 4
33.09% v. Bradford M. Condit (R)



MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS








KEY ENDORSEMENTS





      JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY




      I would describe my Judicial Philosophy as a "loyalty to the law" as written. There is no better way to determine the intent of the constitution or statutes than by reading the actual words used by the drafters to express their intent.



      OTHER INFORMATION

      • Appointment, Judicial Branch Certification Commission, 2014-present [by Supreme Court of Texas]
      • Appointment, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, 2009 [by Governor Rick Perry]
      • Appointment, Texas Access to Justice Commission, 2004-2007 [by Supreme Court Justice Harriot O'Neal]
      • First female elected as a County Court-at-Law Judge in Cameron County
      • First female to serve as a District Court Judge in Cameron and Willacy Counties
      • Served 2 terms, Harlingen CISD Board Member

      • Veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan
      • Board member and board secretary of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley
      • Former board member and board president of the University of Texas Pan American
      • Former board member of the Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association
      • Former board member and chair of the State Bar of Texas District 13
      • Grievance Committee
      • Former board member of the Texas District and County Attorney's Association
      • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
      • Member of the Texas Prosecutor's Society


      INFORMATION APPROVED BY CANDIDATE ON:

      Sourced from public information


      1/24/2018



      Last Updated:

      9/10/19


      7/24/2019


      Information gathered from various public sources, and may not yet be approved by the candidate.
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