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Nominations Committee

The nominations committee, chaired by Justice Patrick J. Pirtle, will present the following nominations slate to the membership of the Judicial Section at the section’s Annual Business Meeting, which has been rescheduled to October 5, 2017 and will be held at the Texas Center for the Judiciary, 1210 San Antonio, Street, Suite 800, Austin, Texas. The meeting will be held in the main conference room. All section members are welcome to attend and vote. The section will not be able to reimburse for any travel expenses for regular section members to attend.


          Chair-Elect:   Judge Randy M. Clapp


          Place 2:        Justice Gina M. Benavides


          Place 4:        Judge Melody Wilkinson


          Place 6:        Judge Roy Ferguson

Nominations Committee

Judge Mary Murphy
Presiding Judge - Region 1
Dallas, TX


Judge Debbie Evans
Region 2
87th District Court
Fairfield, TX


Judge Gary Steel
Region 3
274th District Court
Seguin, TX


Judge Lori Valenzuela
Region 4
437th District Court
San Antonio, TX


Judge Rose Reyna
Region 5
206th District
Edinburgh, TX


Judge Steve Ables
Region 6
Presiding Judge
Kerrville, TX


Judge Penny Roberts
Region 7
San Angelo, TX


Judge Wade Birdwell
Region 8
342nd District Court
Fort Worth, TX



Justice Pat Pirtle
Region 9
Seventh Court of Appeals
Amarillo, TX

Hon. Jennifer Rymell, Chair
County Court at Law #2
Fort Worth, TX


Hon. Randy Clapp, Chair Elect
329th Judicial District
Wharton, TX


Hon. Kerry Russell, Immediate Past Chair
7th Judicial District Court
Tyler, TX