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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

Sabine County (9,894 population)

District 1 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine

District 273 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby

San Augustine County (7,918 population)

District 1 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine

District 273 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby

San Jacinto County (9,894 population)

District 258 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity

District 411 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity

San Patricio County (68,755 population)

District 35 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Brown, Mills

District 36 up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Rick Perry

Jurisdiction:  Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen, and San Patricio

District 156 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen, and San Patricio

District 343 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen, and San Patricio 

San Saba County (5,730 population)

District 33 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Blanco, Burnet, Llano and San Saba 

District 424 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Blanco, Burnet, Llano and San Saba 

Schleicher County (2,451 population)

District 51up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

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

Scurry County (16,932 population)

District 361​ up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Brazos and Scurry

Shackleford County (3,105 population)

District 259 Judge Brooks Hagler (IN) up for re-election 2026. J.D. from the Baylor Law School.

Jurisdiction: Jones, Shackelford

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Shelby County (24,022 population)

District 123 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Panola, Shelby

District 273 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby

Sherman County (2,782 population)

District 69 up for election 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott  April 6, 2022

Jurisdiction: Dallam, Hartley, Moore, Sherman

Smith County (233,479 population)

District 7 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Smith

District 114 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Smith

District 241 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Smith

District 321 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Smith

District 475 up for re-election 2024

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022

Jurisdiction: Smith

Somervell County (9,205 population)

District 18 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Johnson, Somervell

District 249 up for re-election 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott Aug. 2022

Jurisdiction: Johnson, Somervell, Williamson

Starr County (65,920 population)

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District 229 Judge Baldemar “Balde” Garza (IN) up for re-election in 2026. Bachelors Texas A & M University and her J.D. from St. Mary's University of San Antonio. Garza is an attorney at the firm of Ramirez & Garza, L.L.P. Practice Areas: Business, Litigation: Commercial, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, Real Estate, Mediation, Contracts Source: https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_A_Lawyer&template=/Customsource/MemberDirectory/MemberDirectoryDetail.cfm&ContactID=168688

Jurisdiction: Duval, Jim Hogg, Starr

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District 381 Judge Jose L. Garza (IN) up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Starr

Stephens County (9,101 population)

District 90 up for re-election 2024

Retiring 

Jurisdiction: Stephens, Young

Sterling County (1,372 population)

Stonewall County (1,245 population)

District 51up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

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

District 39 up for re-election 2026

Switched parties after being elected.

Jurisdiction: Haskell, Kent, Stonewall, Throckmorton

Sutton County (3,372 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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Swisher County (6,971 population)

District 64 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Castro, Hale and Swisher

District 242 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Castro,  Hale, and Swisher 

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