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District 457

Jurisdiction: Montgomery, 

 District Level Judicial Candidates

B Counties

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

Bailey County (6,904 Population)

District 287up for re-election 2026

Appointed by Abbott

Jurisdiction: Bailey and Parmer

Bandera County (20,851 Population)

District 198 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Bandera and Kerr 

Bastrop County (97,216 Population)

District 21 Up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, and Washington

District 335 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, and Washington

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District 423 Christopher D. Duggan (IN) is up for re-election 2024. Prior to his election to the court in 2008, Duggan was a prosecutor and worked as a briefing attorney for the Eastland Court of Appeals. Judge Duggan received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. He received his juris doctorate degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1989. After graduating from law school, Judge Duggan started his legal career as a briefing attorney for the Eleventh [Circuit] Court of Appeals in Eastland, Texas. He then became a prosecutor in Travis County, Texas for the next 18½ years. He was elected to the 423rd District Court bench in November, 2008. Judge Duggan will be proudly serving the citizens of Bastrop County for his fourth term beginning January of 2021.District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in the State of Texas. District Courts have original jurisdiction in cases involving matters such as felony criminal, divorce, real property, election contest, civil matters where damages exceed $200.00, and any other matters brought properly before the Court. While some District Courts serve multiple counties, the 423rd District Court only hears matters that arise within Bastrop County.  Judge Duggan hears all matters that come properly before the 423rd District Court in Bastrop County. Judge Duggan also presides over weddings. 

Source: https://ballotpedia.org/Christopher_Duggan; https://www.co.bastrop.tx.us/page/districtcourt.423

Jurisdiction: Bastrop

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Baylor County (3,465 Population)

District 50 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Baylor, Cottle, King, and Knox 

Bee County (31,047 Population)

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 

Bell County (370,647 Population)

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District 27 up for election in 2024

Jurisdiction:  Bell and Lampasas 

District 27 up for election in 2024

Jurisdiction:  Bell and Lampasas 

District 146 up for election in 2014

Jurisdiction: Bell

District 169 up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Governor Abbott

Jurisdiction: Bell

District 264 up for election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Bell

District 426 up for election 2026

Appointed by Governor Abbott

Jurisdiction: Bell

District 478 up for election 2026

Appointed by Governor Abbott

Jurisdiction: Bell

Bexar County (2,009,324 Population) has been moved to it's own page due to number of District Judges

Blanco County (11,374 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 

Borden County (631 Population)

District 132 up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by the Governor July 1995

Jurisdiction: Borden

Bosque County (18,235 Population)

District 220 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton 

Bowie County (92,893 Population)

District 5 up for re-election in 2024

pointed by the Governor

Jurisdiction: Bowie and Cass 

District 102 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Bowie and Red River

District 202 up for re-election in 2024

Jurisdiction: Bowie 

Brazoria County (372,031 Population)

District 149 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Brazoria

District 239 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Brazoria

District 300 up for re-election in 2026

Jurisdiction: Brazoria

District 412 up for re-election in 2026

Appointed by Governor Rick Perry

Jurisdiction: Brazoria

District 461 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott

Jurisdiction: Brazoria

Brazos County (233,849 Population)

District 85 up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Brazos

District 272​ up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Brazos

District 361​ up for re-election 2026

Jurisdiction: Brazos and Scurry

Brewster County (9,546 Population)

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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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Briscoe County (1,435 Population)

District 110 up for re-election in 2024

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott 2023

Jurisdiction: Briscoe,  Dickens,  Floyd, and Motley

Brooks County (7,076 Population)

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District 79 Michael Ventura Garcia  

is the judge for the Jim Wells County Court at Law in Texas. He was elected in 2014, effective January 1, 2015. He was re-elected in 2018. Garcia was the first judge of the county court at law, which was created through legislation in 2013

Source: https://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=218&office=21704

https://www.co.jim-wells.tx.us/page/co.county.court.at.law.judge

Jurisdiction: Brooks and Jim Wells 

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District 79 Carlos Omar Garcia  has been the 79th Judicial District Attorney. Carlos Garcia was sworn in as your District Attorney on January 1, 2013. Carlos has been an attorney since 1995, and has been a prosecutor since 1997. Carlos has worked as a felony prosecutor for over 20 years- 15 and 1/2 of those years as an Asst. District Attorney under two elected District Attorneys in two jurisdictions and has also worked with three elected County Attorneys. With over twenty years of experience as a prosecutor, Carlos Omar Garcia has served his community by personally handling the prosecution of over 6,000 felony cases. Garcia has experience at every level of the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems, including criminal investigation, prosecutorial in-take, grand jury impaneling and case presentation, pre-trial hearings, non-jury and jury trials, appeals, and post-conviction matters.

Source: https://www.79-districtattorney-tx.org/your-district-attorney

Jurisdiction: Brooks and Jim Wells 

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Brown County (38,095 Population)

District 35 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Brown and Mills

Burleson County (17,642 Population)

District 21 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, and Washington

District 335 up for re-election 2024

Jurisdiction: Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, and Washington 

Burnet County (49,130 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

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