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District 457

Jurisdiction: Montgomery, 

 District Level Judicial Candidates

F Counties

Chart of Texas Judicial Department
https://www.txcourts.gov/media/1452920/court-structure-chart-september-2021.pdf

Brochure of the Court System

https://www.txcourts.gov/media/675444/The-Texas-Judicial-System_Print102714.pdf

District Courts

Falls County (16,968 Population)

District 82 up for re-election in 2026.  

Jurisdiction: Falls and Robertson

Fannin County (35,662 Population)

District 336 up for re-election in 2024. 

Jurisdiction: Fannin

Fayette County (24,435 Population)

District 155 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Austin and Fayette 

Fisher County (3,672 Population)

District 32 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Fisher, Mitchell, and Nolan

Floyd County (5,402 Population)

District 110 up for re-election in 2026.

Jurisdiction: Briscoe,  Dickens,  Floyd, and Motley

Foard County (1,095 Population)

District 46 Judge  up for re-election in 2026 

Jurisdiction:  Foard, Hardeman and Wilbarger 

Fort Bend County (822,779 Population)

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District 240 Judge Surendran Pattel (IN) up for re-election 2026. Judge Surendran Pattel earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Calicut in 1992, later earning a law degree from the same university in 1995. Pattel also earned a degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010. His career experience includes working as a lawyer.

Pattel has been affiliated with the following organizations.

  • Fort Bend Bar Association, member

  • Harris County Bar Association, member

  • State Bar of Texas, member

  • State Bar College, member

  • Exchange Club of Sugar Land, member

  • Malayalee Association of Greater Houston

Jurisdiction: Fort Bend

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District 268 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Fort Bend

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District 328 Judge Monica Rawlins (IN) up for re-election 2026.Judge Rawlings is the owner/founder of Law Office of Monica Rawlins, P.C., which is a family law firm. I have practiced law for a little over 20 years. My practice includes but is not limited to divorce, adoption, custody, child support, name changes and all aspects of family law. My practice incudes people from all walks of life - wealthy to modest means and diverse cultures/backgrounds. I am seeking to be elected as the 328th District Court Judge in Fort Bend County, Texas. For over 25 years I have been involved in community service and volunteering -- feeding the homeless, visiting nursing homes, volunteering at food banks, and much more. Community involvement is very important to me. Throughout my career, I have taken on many cases pro bono and conducted legal seminars for the public.

Meeting people where they are is very important to me, and I believe this approach promotes fairness and eliminates unfair biases. I have an understanding that no two cases are exactly the same and should not be treated as such. With my experience, community involvement, compassion for people and willingness to work with others to reach a common goal, I believe I would be a great asset to the 328th District court. Applying the law, making sound decisions when discretion is required, treating each person that enters the courtroom with respect and making myself accessible to all will make this court successful.

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Monica_Rawlins

Jurisdiction: Fort Bend

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District 387 Judge Janet Buening Heppard (IN) up for re-election in 2024. Former UH Law Center Clinical Education Director at University of Houston Law Center, Studied at University of Houston

Studied at University of Houston Law Center, Studied B.S., Geology, Summa Cum Laude at Wright State University.

Jurisdiction: Ft. Bend

 

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District 400 Judge Tameika Carter (IN) up for re-election 2024. Bachelor's Johnson C. Smith University

Law Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2004As the presiding Judge of the 400 th District Court I have worked
diligently to reduce case-backlog by running efficient dockets and presiding over numerous Criminal and Civil jury trials. In addition to my regular court duties I currently serve as the Local Administrative District Judge (LADJ) where I handle issues related to courthouse management. I am also member of the Fort Bend Bail Bond Board and serve as Chair of theCourthouse Security Council. Prior to my term as Local Administrative District Judge, I served as “Jury Judge” where I worked to ensure that our Courts in Fort Bend County could safely
conduct Jury Trials as we navigated our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. I have participated in many community outreach programs and as a result in May of 2023 I was honored to receive the Houston Lawyer’s Association Weldon Berry Judicial Service Award. When litigants step into my courtroom they can expect efficiency and to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or social-economic status. This continues to be my priority. I am asking for your support as I seek to be re-elected Judge of the 400 th District Court, Fort Bend County, TX.

Source: https://www.tameikacarter4judge.com/?fbclid=IwAR1VkY5kzIrCf0NUvwCotUClEy_v20EaRfuLCbIoUsTtUFLi1W0I7fS1KG4

Jurisdiction: Ft. Bend

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District 434 Judge J. Christian Becerra (IN) up for re-election 2024. B.F. Terry High School and earned a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He furthered his academic journey at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he received his law degree. With over 25 years of legal experience, Judge Becerra has a comprehensive background in law, giving him a deep understanding of criminal, civil, and family law. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Fort Bend County DA’s office before establishing the Becerra, Colgin, & Perwin Law Firm in 2001, where he worked until he took the bench on January 1, 2021.

Source: https://judgebecerra.com/about/

Jurisdiction: Ft. Bend

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District 458 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Ft. Bend

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District 505 Judge Kali Morgan (IN) up for re-election 2024. Judge Morgan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston – Central Campus, and her law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Morgan was employed by the State of Texas as a Regional Attorney for the Department of Family and Protective Services, and as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel for the State Bar of Texas. Prior to her public service, Judge Morgan managed the Law Office of Kali R. Morgan where her practice was devoted exclusively to family law matters. 

  • Owner, The Law Office of Kali R. Morgan, A Family Law Firm (Practice devoted exclusively to family law matters - divorce, child support, child custody, visitation, paternity, modifications and enforcement of prior orders, step-parent adoption, etc.)

  • Experienced Trial Attorney representing the State of Texas in family law and civil litigation throughout multiple counties, including child protection cases, contested adoptions, and other complex family law matters 

  • Currently on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to advise on emergency legal matters involving children

  • Former State Bar of Texas Assistant Disciplinary Counsel (Civil Prosecutor, Attorney Ethics)

  • Legal Training Specialist - legal, courtroom, and testimony training provided to over 3,000 State employees to date

  • Presenter at Legal Ethics CLE (Continuing Legal Education) 

  • Experience managing court dockets and making tough decisions on multiple cases on a daily basis

  • Level-headed and rational with common sense and good judgement 

  • Married, Mother of 3

Source: https://kalimorganforjudge.com/meet-kali

Jurisdiction: Ft. Bend

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Franklin County (10,359 Population)

District 8 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction:  Delta, Franklin, Hopkins and Rains 

District 62 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Delta, Franklin, Hopkins and Lamar

Freestone County (19,435 Population)

District 77up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Freestone and Limestone 

District 87 up for re-election 2026.

Jurisdiction:  Anderson, Freestone , Leon and Limestone 

Frio County (18,385 Population)

District 81 up for re-election 2026.

Jurisdiction: Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, La Salle, and Wilson 

District 218 up for re-election 2026.

Jurisdiction: Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, La Salle, and Wilson 

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