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2020
Texas Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 6




Candidate
(Democrat)




David L. Bridges*
(Republican)




Candidate
(Party)



SOCIAL

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CAMPAIGN CONTACT

David L. Bridges Campaign
P.O. Box 553
Fate, Texas 75132
(214) 729-7173
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CURRENT OCCUPATION




Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 6
since 1997






UNDERGRAD SCHOOL/YEAR





B.S. Political Science and Government
University of Texas at Tyler
1980

Associate's Degree
Tyler Junior College
1978






JURIS DOCTOR

Texas Texas Tech University School of Law
1984



YEAR STATE BAR LICENSURE




1984






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - APPELLATE




Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals
Place 6
since 1997
Has written over 2,000 opinions






JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE - OTHER











LEGAL EXPERIENCE - NONJUDICIAL


    • 1996: Legal Counsel to the Sheriff, Denton County
    • 1992-96: David L. Bridges, Attorney at Law [Colin County]
    • 1991-92: First Assistant, State Bar of Texas Disciplinary Counsel
    • 1991: Regional Counsel, State Bar of Texas
    • 1988-90: Senior Trial Attorney, State Bar of Texas
    • 1987-88: Assistant District Attorney, Upshur County Distict Attorney
    • 1984-87: Assistant District Attorney, Smith County District Attorney
    • 1982-84: Associate Attorney, Palo Duro Legal Aid



      BOARD CERTIFICATIONS




      Criminal Law (1989)
      Criminal Appellate Law (2011)






      COURTS ADMITTED TO


        • All Texas state courts
        • U.S. Supreme Court



          HONORS & AWARDS







                PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS



                2014 Texas General Election
                Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 6
                Unopposed

                2008 Texas General Election
                Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 6
                52.05% v. David Hanschen (D)

                2002 Texas General Election
                Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 2
                Unopposed

                1996 Texas General Election
                Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals, Place 2
                Unopposed






                MOST RECENT BAR POLL RESULTS











                KEY ENDORSEMENTS






                      JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY











                      OTHER INFORMATION


                        • Eagle Scout
                        • U.S. Army veteran (1973-74)
                        • Worked at the Tyler General Electric Plant to put himself through school at Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler



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                          Last Updated:




                          23 April 2019





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