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District 457

Jurisdiction: Montgomery, 

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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

Caldwell County (45,883 Population)

District  22 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Cadwell, Comal, and Hays

District 207 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Cadwell, Comal, and Hays

District 421 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Cadwell

Calhoun County (20,106 Population)

District 24 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, and Victoria 

District 135 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, and Victoria 

District 267 up for re-election 2024

Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, and Victoria

Callahan County (13,708 Population)

District 42 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Callahan, Coleman, and Taylor

Cameron County (421,017 Population)

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District 103 Judge Janet L. Leal (IN) up for re-election 2026. Bachelors from UT-Pan American, J.D. at South Texas College of Law. She previously was the Judge of County COurt of Law 1 and then was elected to the District Court 103 in 2006 and has held that position until nowPractice Areas: Criminal, Family, Litigation: Personal Injury, Juvenile

Jurisdiction: Cameron 

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District 107 Judge Benjamin Euresti, Jr. (IN) up for re-election in 2026. Judge Euresti earned a B.A. degree from the University of Houston, going on to receive his J.D. from Texas Southern University. He was admitted to the bar in 1980.

Jurisdiction: Cameron

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District 138 Judge Gabriela "Gabby" Garcia (IN) up for re-election 2024. Judge Garcia received a bachelor’s degree  fro the University of Houston. She went on to complete a J.D. at Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. 

Source: https://trellis.law/judge/gabriela.garcia

Jurisdiction: Cameron

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District 197 Judge Adolfo E. Cordova Jr. (IN) up for re-election in 2026. Born in San Benito, Texas.  B.A. in Political Science from University of Texas at Austin.  JD from The University of Houston. During his legal career, Adolfo has held a variety of different positions.  Judge Cordova practiced in the private sector for 25 years and  handled many types of cases. He has held the position of the City Attorney for the City of Rio Hondo, Municipal Judge for the City of San Benito, City Attorney for the City of Santa Rosa, and Magistrate Judge of Cameron County before being elected Judge of the 197th District Court of Cameron County, Texas.  Judge Cordova has also been president of the Cameron County Family Law Association. Source: https://law.uh.edu/judges/Adolfo%20Cordova.asp

Jurisdiction: Cameron, Willacy

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District 357 Judge Juan A. Magellans (IN) up for re-election 2026BA-UT at Austin, JD-Texas Southern University

Jurisdiction: Cameron

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District 404 Judge Ricardo Adobbati (IN) up for re-election 2024 Studied at SMU, JD from Tulane University School of Law. Practice areas: Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business, Consumer, Criminal, Family, Intellectual Property, Litigation: Commercial, Litigation: Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills-Trusts-Probate, Non-Profits. Past Adjunct Professor TSC in Legal Studies, Past Adjunct Professor UTRGV in Legal Studies, Past Magistrate Judge Harlingen, Texas; Past Municipal Judge Rancho Viejo Texas

Jurisdiction: Cameron

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District 444 Judge David Sanchez (IN) up for re-election in 2024. BA from Saint Mary's in San Antonio and JD from University of Texas at Austin

Jurisdiction: Cameron

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District 445 Judge Gloria Rincones (IN) up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Cameron

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District 484 Judge Adela Kowalski-Garza (IN) up for re-election 2026. She has been a Licensed Legal Practitioner for Over 33 Years. Adela’s passion for justice began in 1989 during her time serving as a state prosecutor at the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. From there, she honed her skills at the federal level, serving as Assistant United States Attorney from 1995 to 2002. She then served in her private practice with her husband, Noe Garza Jr., between 2002 and 2013. As an attorney, Adela represented and defended juveniles in both civil and criminal court. Since 2013, she has worked as first chair prosecutor under Luis V. Saenz. No matter where Adela has been in her career, one thing remained consistent: troubled youths deserve a chance. If given the opportunity to be a juvenile judge for the 484th Judicial District Court, Adela vows to save as many of our children and troubled youth as possible, without sacrificing the safety of our community. She has a Passion for Serving Cameron County and  Sharing a Commitment to Justice With the Next Generation. Adela also understands the value of a quality education. Beyond her work serving the community as a law practitioner, she has also mentored aspiring legal professionals during her time as a professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Since 2003, she has taught classes on Criminal Procedure for Law Enforcement, Criminal Law and Criminal Evidence, and Criminal Evidence and Proof. With her well-rounded legal experience and unending dedication to teaching tomorrow’s legal professionals, it’s clear to see that Adela has our youth’s best interests at heart. 

Source: https://adelaforjudge.com/

Jurisdiction: Cameron

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Camp County (12,464 Population)

District 76 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction:  Camp, Morris, and Titus 

District 276 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction:  Camp, Marion, Morris, and Titus 

Carson County (5,807 Population)

District 100 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, and Hall 

Cass County (28,454 Population)

District 5 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Bowie and Cass

Castro County (7,371 Population)

District 64 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Castro, Hale and Swisher

District 242 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Castro, Fannin, Hale, Lubbock and Swisher

Chambers County (46,571 Population)

District 253 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Chambers and Liberty

District 344 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction:  Chambers

Cherokee County (50,412 Population)

District 2 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction:  Cherokee

District 369 up for re-election 2026

Appointed by Governor Gregg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Anderson, Cherokee, and Leon 

Childress County (6,664 Population)

District 100 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Governor Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley and Hall

Clay County (10,218 Population)

District 97 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Archer, Clay, and Montague 

Cochran County (2,547 Population)

District 286 up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Gov. Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Cochran and Hockley 

Coke County (3,285 Population)

District 51up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Coke, Irion, Limestone, Schleicher, Sterling and Tom Green 

Coleman County (7,684 Population)

District 42 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Callahan, Coleman, and Taylor

Collin County (1,064,465 Population)

District 199 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Collin 

District 219 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Collin 

District 296 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Collin 

District 366 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 380 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 401up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 416​ up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 417up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 429 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 468 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 469 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 470 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 471up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Collin

District 493 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Gov. Abbott Oct. 2023

Jurisdiction: Collin

Collingsworth County (2,652) Population)

District 100 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Governor Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley and Hall

Colorado County (20,557 Population)

District 25 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Colorado, Gonzales, Guadalupe and Lavaca 

District 2nd 25th up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Colorado, Gonzales, Guadalupe and Lavaca 

Comal County (161,501 Population)

District 22 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Caldwell, Comal, and Hays 

District 207 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Caldwell, Comal, and Hays

District 274 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Caldwell, Comal, and Hays

District 433 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Comal

District 466​ up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Comal

Comanche County (13,594 Population)

District 220 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction:  Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton 

Concho County (3,303 Population)

District 119​ up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Concho, Runnels, and Tom Green

Cooke County (41,668 Population)

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District 235 Emmanuel Albarado 

  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia 

    • Juris Doctor - 05/2011 

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 

    • B.B.A. - 05/2000 

    • Major: Marketing

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

  • Immigration Law Overview

    • Deportation And Voluntary Departure

    • Obtaining Or Maintaining Legal Status

  • Family Law Overview

    • Divorce

    • Child Support Custody And Visitation

    • CPS Cases

  • Criminal Defense

    • Domestic Family Violence And Assault

    • Drug Crimes

      • Possession Of Marijuana

    • DWI

    • Felonies

    • Misdemeanors

    • Sex Crimes

Source: https://www.albaradolaw.com/attorney/albarado-emmanuel/

Jurisdiction: Cooke

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District 235 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Cooke

Coryell County (83,093 Population)

District 52 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Coryell

District 440 up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Coryell

Cottle County (1,380 Population)

District 50​ up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Gov. Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Baylor, Cottle, King, and Knox 

Crane County (4,675 Population)

District 109 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Andrews, Crane, and Winkler 

Crockett County (3,098 Population)

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District 112​ Judge Pedro Gomez, Jr. (IN) up for re-election in 2026. Judge Gomez has a BA from Angelo State University and his J.D. from Texas Tech University.Judge Gomez maintained a general practice in San Angelo, Texas for 17 years before taking the bench. His primary areas of practice were criminal, family, personal injury and real estate.  He was first elected to the position of 112th District Judge and took the bench on January 1, 2007.  He was re-elected to the same position in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Source:https://court112.wixsite.com/court112

Jurisdiction: Crockett, Pecos, Reagan, Sutton and Upton 

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Crosby County (5,133 Population)

District 72 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Crosby and Lubbock 

Culberson County (2,188 Population)

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District 205 Judge Francisco X. Dominguez (IN) up for re-election in 2026. Judge Dominique has a BA from Oberlin College, and a JD from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law. He worked in private practice through his own law firm from 2002 until his election to the district court in 2014. He previously worked for Manhattan Office of the New York Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Texas Rural Legal Aid.

Awards and Associations:

  • Texas Super Lawyer

  • Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center Border Hero Award

  • El Paso Bar Association Professionalism Award

  • Socorro High School Outstanding Ex Award

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Francisco_X._Dominguez

Jurisdiction: Culberson, El Paso, and Hudspeth 

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District 394Judge Roy Ferguson (IN) up for re-election 2024 Judge Ferguson received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1992. He earned his J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1994. Prior to his judicial election, Ferguson worked as an attorney in private practice since his graduation from law school. He practiced in Houston before moving to West Texas in 1999.Judge Ferguson is a frequent educator of students, lawyers, civic associations, and judges around the world for the National Judicial College, TexasBarCLE, the Texas Center for the Judiciary, the ABA, and ABOTA. He is published frequently, and maintains a regular column in the ABA Young Lawyers Journal, "Let's Talk Lawyering." Judge Ferguson is a Commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission, and the Texas Children’s Commission, and a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s Judicial Committee on Information Technology, the SBOT Court Rules Committee, and the National Center for State Courts' Hybrid Hearings Focus Group. He currently serves on the governing boards of the Family Law Section and Computer & Technology Section, and previously served on the GPSOLO and Judicial Sections, Uniform Case Management System Study Group, Judicial Needs Assessment Committee, Remote Proceedings Task Force and Judicial Council Civil Justice Committee’s Advisory Council.   Sources: https://ballotpedia.org/Roy_Fergusonhttps://texas394th.com/?fbclid=IwAR1lGGxTBZUWCS8pUhmWSofNLdnX-ziua56Czm5DlngSlnHnPbQN5nXrmr4

Jurisdiction: Brewster,  Culberson, Hudspeth,  Jeff Davis,  and Presidio

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