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District 457

Jurisdiction: Montgomery, 

 District Level Judicial Candidates

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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

Hale County (32,522 Population)

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District 64  up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Castro, Hale,and Swisher

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District 242 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Castro, Hale, and Swisher 

Hall County (2,825 Population)

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District 100 up for re-election 2024

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

Hamilton County (8,222 Population)

District 220 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Bosque, Comanche, and  Hamilton

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Hansford County (5,285 Population)

District 84 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Hansford, Hutchinson, and Ochiltree

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Hardeman County (3,549 Population)

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District 46 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Foard, Hardeman, and  Wilbarger

Hardin County (56,231 Population)

District 88  up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Hardin and Tyler

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District 356 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Hardin

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Harris County (4,731,145 Population) has been moved to its own page due to the size. 

Harrison County (68,839 Population)

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District 71 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Harrison

Hartley County (5,382 Population)

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District 69 up for election 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott  April 6, 2022

Jurisdiction: Dallam, Hartley, Moore, Sherman

Haskell County (5,416 Population)

District 39  Mike Fouts District Attorney

Jurisdiction: Haskell, Kent, Stonewall, Throckmorton

District 39  up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Haskell, Kent, Stonewall, Throckmorton

Hays County (241,067 Population)

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District 22 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Caldwell, Comal, and Hays

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District 207up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Caldwell, Comal,  Hays

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District 274 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Comal, Guadalupe,  Hays

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District 453 Sherri Tibbe (IN) up for re-election 2026. University of Cincinnati degree in Legal Assistant studies, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Legal Assistant at the Office of the Attorney General, under Attorney General Jim Mattox.  Sherri worked there until she was accepted into the University of Texas at Austin to complete her Bachelor’s degree.  Sherri started school in January of 1986 and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work with Honors in December 1989.  During her time at UT, Sherri worked part time jobs at the Austin Municipal Court, night court staff and for the National Treasury Employee’s Union.  Sherri did an internship with the Victim Services Division of the Austin Police Department and went through training to be a volunteer with Victim Services after she completed her internship. From her time as a young caseworker with Child Protective Services to her work as a the chief of the Travis County Attorney’s domestic violence prosecution team to her eight years in office as Hays County’s first female District Attorney, Sherri has dedicated her entire career to ensuring a fair legal system for Central Texans. Sherri left CPS to attend law school at the University of Houston Law Center.  During law school, Sherri worked on a research project with a professor at the University and worked for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office as an intern. She traveled around the State of Texas acting as a visiting prosecutor for certain specialized cases, including asset forfeiture, auto theft cases and as part of an illegal gambling task force. In June of 2001, Sherri began her career as a prosecutor in Travis County.  She worked for both the County Attorney and the District Attorney’s Office.  Sherri prosecuted both felonies and misdemeanors and was also the Chief of the County Attorney’s domestic violence prosecution team. Sherri was elected to the position of Criminal District Attorney, the first woman to hold the office.  She served as our District Attorney for two terms, 8 years, from January 2007 until December 2014. In January, 2015, Sherri joined her law partner Randy Leavitt and they formed the firm Leavitt & Tibbe.  They practice mainly criminal law with some civil casework.  Sherri also takes court appointed cases in Travis County to contribute to indigent of those accused of a crime.

Source: https://www.votesherritibbe.com/

Jurisdiction: Hays

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District 483rd Alicia Key 

Before opening her private law practice in Buda six years ago, Alicia spent most of her career as a public servant. She served as an assistant district attorney, an associate judge, presiding over family law cases in Wichita County, Texas, and as an adjunct professor at Midwestern State University, teaching classes in criminal law and criminal procedure. She worked in the Child Support Division of the Office of Attorney General in various roles, including as Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Child Support Division from 2004 to 2013. In that capacity, she was responsible for the management of the largest child support program in the country. She directed the efforts of 2660 staff, including 300 attorneys, and an ongoing caseload exceeding one million child support cases. Prior to that, she served as the Administrative Director of the State Office of Court Administration, an agency providing administrative and technical support to the Texas judicial system. In both positions, she testified before the legislature on countless occasions and successfully shepherded bills through the legislature to improve the law for the benefit of Texas families. She has done the legal work that occurs in justice court including seeking warrants and arguing bonds. She is an organized professional who has the time, energy, and dedication to the best job in this position. She has the ability to be available 24/7 and the fortitude to handle the difficult calls when they come. 

Source: https://keyforjudge.com/meet-alicia/

Jurisdiction: Hays

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District 483 up for re-election 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Hays

Hemphill County (3,382 Population)

District 31 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Roberts,  Wheeler

Henderson County (82,150 Population)

District 3 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Anderson, Henderson, Houston

District 173 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Henderson

District 392 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Henderson

Hidalgo County (870,781 Population)

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District 92 Judge Luis M. Singleterry (IN) up for re-election 2024. Bachelor's University of Houston, Law-Texas Southern University. After graduating from Law School Singleterry entered into private practice specializing in criminal defense matters. He is qualified to represent indigent defendants in death penalty cases.e also served at the Municipal Judge for the City of Pharr. 

Source: https://trellis.law/judge/luis.m.singleterry; https://ballotpedia.org/Luis_Manuel_Singleterry

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 93 Fernando G. Mancias (IN) up for re-election 2026. Judge Fernando G. Mancias BA from UT-Pan American and JD at Washington and Lee University School of Law. After Law School he was a staff attorney for Costal Bend Legal Services. Then went on to become an Assistant District Attorney for San Patricio County District Attorney’s office. He served as the judge for 93rd District Court 1989-2000. He then was partner at Magallanes, Hinojosa, and Marcias in 2001 and He had his own practice prior to getting elected as Judge of the 93rd District Court again. He is the son of Migrant workers and was born and raised in Alamo, Texas. He served on the board oof the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. "My name is Fernando Mancías and I seek the nomination for the 93rd District Court. I have 29 years of extensive trial experience and I served as your District Judge for 12 years. The 93rd District Court is very important for the citizens and taxpayers of Hidalgo County and there is no time for a learning curve. I will take the bench on day one and have the proven ability to run the courtroom efficiently and effectively. As a District Court Judge, I presided over high-profile criminal and civil cases. As a lawyer, I have tried high-profile criminal and civil cases. No one has the experience in and out of the courtroom to hit the ground running. I do. I humbly ask for your support."

Source: https://trellis.law/judge/fernando.g.manciashttps://www.facebook.com/JudgeFernandoMancias

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 139 Judge Roberto "Bobby" Flores (IN) up for re-election 2024. Judge Roberto “Bobby” Flores BA from San Houston State University, JD from the University of Houston Law Center. He was elected to the 139th District Court in 2004. Before he was a Judge for the 92nd District Court from 1992-2004. 

Source: https://trellis.law/judge/roberto.flores

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 206 Judge Rose Guerra Reyna (IN) up for re-election 2026. Bachelor's University of Texas, Pan American, Law University of Texas School of Law. Her Career includes: 1999-2018: Judge, Texas District 206; 1985-1998: Attorney, Skaggs, Reyna & Garza, L.L.P. (formerly Lewis and Skaggs); 1985-1986: Associate; 1987-1998: Partner; 1983-1984: Associate, Law Office of Ramon Garcia Licenses and Certificates: State Bar of Texas (May 1984); United State of America - Southern District of Texas (November 1984); United State of America - Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (December 1992);  United States Supreme Court (May 1994) Certified to be appointed Attorney Ad Litem in Texas Courts; AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (peer rating at the highest level of professional excellence)

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Rose_Guerra_Reyna

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 275 Judge Marla Cuellar (IN) Criminal and Civil Court up for re-election 2026.  Judge Marla Cuellar BA from UT Pan American She then spent the next few years as a special agent for Motor Carrier Division of the US Dept. of Transportation. She then completed her JD at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Afterwards she worked in private practice for more than twenty years. She was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas. The 275th District is a court of general jurisdiction. It handles all civil and criminal matters, including, but not limited to: Divorce cases; Contract disputes; Personal injury litigation; Medical malpractice cases; Capital murder cases; Burglary of habitations and buildings; Theft cases; Aggravated robberies; Sexual assault of adults and minors; Intoxication; Manslaughter and assaults

Source: https://trellis.law/judge/marla.cuellar

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 332 Judge Juan Ramon Alvarez 

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 332 Judge Abiel Flores 

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 370 Judge Noe Gonzalez (IN) up for re-election 2026. BA from St. Mary's University, JD University of Houston Law Center. Judge Gonzalez is a part of Project Recovery-The Hidalgo County Board of State District Judges announced today that funding had been secured in the amount of $25,000.00 from the Texas Bar Foundation to launch Project Recover. Project Recover is an online high school credit recovery program for individuals that are lacking high school credits to obtain their high school diploma. The individuals who will participate in the program are under a community supervision order which resulted from judicial intervention to encourage high school graduation. “The intent of the program is to assist those in the criminal justice system to have an avenue for completing their high school diploma in order to increase their ability to become employed and become productive citizens” said Noe Gonzalez, Local Administrative State District Judge. In addition to the high school credit recovery, the program will provide life skills coaching, resume writing training, as well as job search facilitation. Gonzalez explained. The 370th District is a court of general jurisdiction. It handles all civil and criminal matters, including, but not limited to: Juvenile cases, Divorce cases, Contract disputes, Personal injury litigation, Medical malpractice cases, Capital murder cases, Burglary of habitations and buildings, Theft cases, Aggravated robberies, Sexual assault of adults and minors, Intoxication, Manslaughter and assaults, and the juvenile cases involve the same type of criminal offense but follow a different process.

Source: https://trellis.law/judge/noe.gonzalez; https://texasborderbusiness.com/funding-for-project-recover/

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 389 Judge Letty Lopez (IN) up for re-election 2024. Bachelor's Texas Pan American Law, U of Texas, Austin. Bachelor’s From University of Texas-Pan American, J.D. at UT Austin School of Law. He is a member of the Hidalgo County Bar Association, the Hidalgo County Women’s Bar Association, the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas, Regional Rep to Texas Association of District Judges, and mento of the Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities ad Scholarships. 

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 398 Judge Keno Vasquez (IN) up for re-election 2024. Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M, J.D. from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. After graduation he entered his own private practice, Law office of L.Keno Vasquez, His memberships include American Bar Association, the Hidalgo County Bar Association, Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Rio Grande Valley Food Bank, the Diamond Athletic Booster Club, and Relay For Life. 

Source: https://trellis.law/judge/librado.keno.vasquez

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 430 Judge Orlando "OJ" Esquivel 

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 449 Judge Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt (IN) up for re-election 2024.  Bachelor's U of Texas, Pan American Law,  J.D. University of Texas, Austin. Rodriguez-Betancourt opened her Edinburg-based law practice in 2012.

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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District 464 Judge Joe Ramirez (IN) up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Cass, Hidalgo

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District 476 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Hidalgo

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Hill County (35,874 Population)

District 66 up for re-election 2026.

Jurisdiction: Hill

Hockley County (21,537 Population)

District 286 up for re-election 2026.

Judge was appointed on November 2007 by Governor Rick Perry.

Jurisdiction: Cochran, Hockley

Hood County (61,598 Population)

District 355 up for re-election 2026

Appointed by Abbott June, 2021.

Jurisdiction: Hood

Hopkins County (36,787 Population)

District 8 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains

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District 62 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar

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Houston County (22,066 Population)

District 3 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Anderson, Henderson, Houston

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District 349 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Anderson and Houston

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Howard County (34,860 Population)

District 118 up for re-election 2026.

Jurisdiction: Glasscock, Howard, Martin

Hudspeth County (3,202 Population)

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District 205 Judge  Francisco X. Dominguez (IN) Criminal and Civil Cases  up for re-election 2026. Dominguez received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Dominguez 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.

Jurisdiction: Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth

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District 394 Judge Roy B. Ferguson Brewster (IN) up for re-election 2024. 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. The District encompasses approx. 20,000 sq. miles (larger than nine states), and includes over 20% of the United States–Mexico border. It includes Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties, and holds court in Alpine, Van Horn, Sierra Blanca, Fort Davis and Marfa. 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, and"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.  Links are on his website.​

Sources:https://ballotpedia.org/Roy_Ferguson,https://texas394th.com/

Jurisdiction: Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Presidio

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Hunt County (99,956 Population)

District 196 up for re-election 2026.

Jurisdiction: Hunt

District 354 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Hunt, Rains

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Hutchinson County (20,617 Population)

District 84 up for re-election 2024.

Jurisdiction: Hansford, Hutchinson, Ochiltree

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District 316 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Hutchinson

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