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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

Eastland County (47,725 Population)

District 91up for re-election 2024

Appointed by Gov. George Bush

Jurisdiction:Eastland 

Ector County (165,171 Population)

District 70 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Ector

District 161 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Ector

District 244 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Ector

District 358up for re-election 2026

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Ector

District 446 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Ector

Edwards County (1,422 Population)

District 452 up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Gov. Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Edward

Ellis County (192,455 Population)

District 40 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Ellis

District 378 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Ellis

District 443 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Gov. Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Ellis

El Paso County (865,657 Population)

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District 34 Judge William Moody (IN) up for re-election 2024.B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and received his J.D. from Texas Tech University. Judge Moody was appointed by Gov. Mark White. 

Career:

1986-present: Judge, 34th Judicial District Court

1997-2001, 2003-2005: Presiding judge, El Paso Council of Judges

1991-1995: Presiding judge, Sixth Judicial Region of Texas (Appointed, Gov. Ann Richards)

1978-1986: First assistant district attorney, El Paso

1975-1978: Assistant district attorney, El Paso

1972-1975: Commissioned 2nd Lt. U.S. Army

Awards:

1986:Humanitarian Award, Black El Paso Democrats

Associations: 

1983-1986: Member, State Ethics Commission

1986: Vice chairman, State Ethics Commission

Past regional representative, Texas Association for Retarded Citizens (past vice-president of El Paso chapter)

Past member, Advisory Board, El Paso Boys Scouts

El Paso Historical Society board member, El Paso History Museum

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 41Judge Annabell Perez (IN) up for re-election 2024.She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at El Paso. She received her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law. Judge Anna Perez currently serves as Judge of the 41st Judicial District Court of Texas in El Paso, Texas since January 1, 2013. From 2009 to 2012, she served as the elected El Paso County Commissioner for Precinct No. 1, which serve’s the County’s eastside. Judge Perez has also practiced law in El Paso since 1993. Her law practice concentrated on governmental litigation, employment litigation, commercial litigation and human resources consultation to small business, corporations and government entities. Before taking public office, she worked for former County Attorney Jose Rodriguez as the division chief for the Civil Litigation Unit. In that capacity, she supervised all litigation involving the County in both state court and federal court. She was also assigned supervision of the mental health unit, the domestic violence unit, and litigation matters involving the El Paso County Hospital District. She worked for Mr. Rodriguez for 11 years. Judge Perez also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the 34th Judicial District from 1993 to 1996 where she handled complex prosecution of sex crimes and child abuse. She then worked with the law firm of Gay & Gutierrez from 1996 to 1997 where her practice consisted primarily of insurance defense, workman’s compensation defense and represented small businesses in various matters. As County Commissioner, Ms. Perez advocated for the creation of the El Paso County Ethics Commission, the first legislatively authorized local entity with sanctioning authority. Her advocacy included testifying before both the Texas House County Affairs Committee and the Texas Senate’s

Intergovernmental Relations Committee, as well as speaking before community groups throughout the county. Additionally, Ms. Perez served on the board of the El Paso Emergence Health Network which transformed the entity from its former operation as El Paso MHMR. Judge Perez is a former president of the El Paso Mexican American Bar Association and former board member of the El Paso Bar Association. The El Paso Bar Association recognized her as a Trailblazer in 2004 when she and two other female attorneys challenged a local LULAC council’s policies that discriminated against women by disallowing their membership. Judge Perez also was appointed by the City of El Paso to the El Paso International Airport Advisory Board and the City of El Paso Committee on International Relations. Judge Perez was also a part-time lecturer of constitutional law at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2009 to 2012.

Source:https://www.epcounty.com/courts/documents/41dc/Bio-%20JUDGE%20APerez%20-%20Rev%20092118.pdf

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 65  Judge Yahara Lisa Gutierrez (IN) up for re-election 2024.Gutierrez received her undergraduate degree from University of Texas - Permian Basin and her J.D. from Texas Tech University. After graduation from law school, she worked in private practice for several years. In 1999, she moved to the County Attorney's Office.

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 120 Judge Maria Salas Mendoza (IN) up for re-election 2026

Bachelor's Radcliffe College; Law University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 168 Judge Marcos Lizarraga (IN) up for re-election in 2026.bachelor's degree from University of Texas-El Paso and his J.D. from the University of Texas-Austin.

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 171 Judge Bonnie Rangel (IN) up for re-election 2026. JD from Notre Dame Law School

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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Criminal and Civil District Court 205 Judge  Francisco X. Dominguez (IN)  up for re-election 2026. Judge 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

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

Jurisdiction: Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth

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District 210 Judge Alyssa G. Perez (IN) up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: El Paso,

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District 243 Judge Selena Solis (IN) up for re-election 2026 Judge Selena Solis - a longtime advocate of equal justice for low-income communities, a civic leader, and president of TRLA’s Board of Directors - was sworn in as judge for the 243rd District Court in El Paso; she will preside over felony criminal and civil cases. Describing her professional trajectory, Judge Solis says, “My legal career has always been in public interest law, advocating on behalf of low-wage workers, victims of employment discrimination, and low-income immigrants accused of violating federal laws.” In October 2003, Judge Solis became an assistant federal public defender in El Paso. Previously, she was a civil rights attorney for TRLA, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Raised in Austin and the Rio Grande Valley, she adopted El Paso as her home when she became an assistant federal public defender there. She has raised her daughter, Olivia Carmen Franchesca Guzman, in El Paso, where she has served the community through leadership within numerous organizations. In May 2013, she was elected to the Board of Trustees for El Paso Community College. Art Fierro, Chair for EPCC’s Board of Trustees, described her as “a dedicated trustee who is committed to ensuring EPCC strives for positive outcomes at every level.” She has served in leadership roles for the State Bar of Texas Disciplinary Grievance Committee, the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, the El Paso County Civil Service Commission, the El Paso Museum of Art Advisory Board, IMPACT Programs of Excellence, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, and the Equal Justice Center. “Throughout her legal career, Judge Solis has fought to make sure that low-income people are not cut off from access to legal representation and remedies,” said Robert Doggett, executive director of TRLA. “She has been committed to the idea that all people, regardless of their income, have an equal right to justice. Her court will benefit from that dedication.”

Source: https://www.trla.org/journal/9vnlj1xq3st4mi8n7ty0inlcmg3dmc

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 327 Judge Monique Velarde Reyes (IN) up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 346 Judge Patty Baca (IN) up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 383 Judge Lyda Ness-Garcia (IN) up for re-election 2024Judge Lyda Ness-Garcia received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Ness-Garcia's professional experience includes being an attorney and counselor at law. She has been affiliated with the El Paso Strong Law Seminar, the Supreme Court of Texas Children's Commission, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, El Paso Planned Parenthood, the Women's March of El Paso, Stand with El Paso Women, El Paso For Equality, State Democratic Executive Committee, Child Welfare Defense Bar, the El Paso Family Bar, the State Bar of Texas, and the Mexican-American Bar Association.

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Lyda_Ness-Garcia

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 384 Judge Patrick Garcia (IN) up for re-election 2024Garcia received his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University and his J.D. from University of Texas at Austin.

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 388 Judge Marlene Gonzales (IN) up for re-election 2024Studied at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 409 Sam Medrano(IN) up for re-election 2024Medrano received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas-El Paso and his J.D. from Texas Tech University.

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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District 448 Sergio H. Enriquez (IN) up for re-election 2024. Enriquez earned an LL.B. from Washburn University of Topeka in 1992 and an LL.M. from the University of San Diego in 1994.  Prior to his election to the bench, Enriquez was an attorney in private practice and a CPA.

Jurisdiction: El Paso

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Erath County (42,545 Population)

District 266 up for re-election 2026

Appointed by Gov. Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Erath 

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