State Level Judicial Candidates
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Texas State Level: 

Texas Supreme Court

Composed of the chief justice and eight justices. It is the court of last resort for civil matters in the state. It is in Austin, immediately northwest of the state Capitol. The Court has eight members until the governor appoints a replacement for former Justice Eva M. Guzman, who resigned in June. Supreme Court justices are elected to staggered six-year terms in statewide elections. When a vacancy arises the governor may appoint a Justice, subject to Senate confirmation, to serve the remainder of an unexpired term until the next general election. Justices must be at least 35 years old, a citizen of Texas, licensed to practice law in Texas and must have practiced law (or have been a lawyer and a judge of a court of record together) for at least ten years (see Texas Constitution, Art. 5, Sec. 2). By statute the Court has administrative control over the State Bar of Texas. Tex. Gov't Code § 81.011. The Court is also the sole authority for licensing attorneys in Texas and appoints the members of the Board of Law Examiners, which administers the Texas bar examination. Tex. Gov't Code §§ 82.00, 82.004. The Court promulgates the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Texas Rules of Evidence and other rules and standards.

Source: https://www.txcourts.gov/supreme/

Justice Erin Nowel for Texas Supreme Court Place 3- currently Justice for the 5th Court of Appeals Dallas that reviews criminal, civil and family cases from Dallas, Collin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties-graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Texas School of Law. Previously was a trail attorney and law firm partner for 15 years, Elected to 6 year term on the Court of Appeals in 2017.

Website: https://www.justicenowell.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justicenowell

Email: erin@nowellforjustice.com

Donations: https://donorbox.org/justiceerinnowellfortexas

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Justice Amanda Recheck for Texas Supreme Court Place 5 Currently Justice for the 5th Court of Appeals Dallas, is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, and before she joined the court she spent much of her legal career advocating for the rights of employees and labor unions

Website: https://justicereichek.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justiceamandareichek

Email: amanda@justicereichek.com

Donations: https://donorbox.org/justicereichekfortexas

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Third Court of Appeals: 

The Court is composed of a Chief Justice and five justices. It has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of both civil and criminal cases appealed from lower courts in twenty-four counties of Texas; in civil cases where judgment rendered exceeds $250, exclusive of costs, and other civil proceedings as provided by law; and in criminal cases except in post-conviction writs of habeas corpus and where the death penalty has been imposed. The Third Court of Appeals serves the Austin, Texas area. The court consists of six Justices hearing cases from the twenty-four counties listed below.

Maggie Ellis for Third Court of Appeals Place 4  Administrative Law Judge, a civil, criminal, and appellate prosecutor, and an attorney representing individuals and families all over Central Texas. She is the only woman in Texas to have earned both a Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Juvenile Law and a National Association of Counsel for Children Child Welfare Law Specialist certification.

Counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coke, Comal, Concho, Fayette, Hays,Irion, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, McCulloch, Milam, Mills, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Sterling, Tom Green, Travis, and Williamson

Website: http://maggieforjustice.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maggieforjustice

Email: maggie@maggieforjustice.com

Donations: https://donateway.com/donate/yOqaUog8/maggie-for-justice

District Courts:

The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction of Texas. The geographical area served by each court is established by the Legislature, but each county must be served by at least one district court. In sparsely populated areas of the State, several counties may be served by a single district court, while an urban county may be served by many district courts. District courts have original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court. While most district courts try both criminal and civil cases, in the more densely populated counties the courts may specialize in civil, criminal, juvenile, or family law matters.

Source: https://www.txcourts.gov/about-texas-courts/trial-courts/

Judge Chuck Silverman (IN) Judge of the 183rd Criminal District Court, Harris County, Texas Law, M.B.A., and undergraduate degrees from Tulane University. Prior to being a Judge  I practiced law for 30+ years in state, federal trial, and appellate courts. I also worked as General Counsel for a multinational corporation. Since my election, I have led the charge on felony bail reform. Because of my leadership, there is now traction to revise a system that has historically disproportionately affected the poor. This is one of many areas I am proud to say we are making great strides.

Website: http://www.chuck4judge.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JudgeSilverman

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Donations: https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=c1khthBsGt_8sbbCL25JPpKotBnaUZhkrpmn7NHdrh-lSa6ig8YT67TG1tObQypcjX6wOE2psERZyZox

Pam Davis for Judge of the 261st District Court 

  • Proud Lifelong Democrat

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin

  • Juris of Doctorate, Texas Southern University, Houston Texas 

  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office Externship

  • LBJ Women’s Campaign School, University of Texas, Inaugural Class 

  • Black Campaign School

  • Certified Mediator

  • Austin Bar Association’s Leadership Academy,2015

  • Private Practice (Austin 2016- present, Houston 1998-2005 and 2008-2010)

  • Office of the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division

    • Assistant Attorney General V- General Counsel Division- State/Federal Relations (2010-2016)

    • Assistant Attorney General IV- 2005-2008

  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Volunteer (2019-present)

  • Texas Bar Member (1998-present)

  • Austin Bar Member (2010-present)

    • History and Traditions Committee (2020-present)

    • Austin Bar Leadership Academy (2015)

  • Spring Charity Fashion Show, Organizer (2015)

  • Summer Speaker African American Youth Harvest Foundation (2021)

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 

  • Travis County Women Lawyer’s Association

  • Austin Black Lawyers Association, member (2017-present)

  • Mentor, Jamii Mentoring Program, Park Crest Middle School (2019-2020)

  • Member of the Campus Academic Advisory Council Kelly Lane Middle School (2019-present)

  • Harmony School of Excellence, 2nd Vice President/member, PTO Board (2012-2014) 

  • Murchison Elementary, PTO Member

  • Houston Bar Association (1998-2010)

  • Adopt A School Committee Chair/Member

  • Started a free legal clinic at a local community center in Houston, Texas (1998)

  • Austin Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Member  

  • Election Judge and Worker, Travis County

  • Voter Deputy Registrar

  • Ladies Steering Committee, East Side COC 

  • Volunteer Legal Speaker at different community events

Website: https://www.pamdavisforjudge.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PamDavisForJudge

Email: info@pamdavisforjudge.com

Twitter: PamDavis4Judge

Instagram: PamDavisForJudge

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Donations: https://www.pamdavisforjudge.com/donate

Dianne Curvey for Judge 280 District Court, This is a one of a kind court in Texas that focuses solely on Domestic Violence cases in Harris County. Dianne Curvey has nearly 16 years of experience representing individuals, business owners and other professionals from East Texas to El Paso. Attorney Curvey has handled almost two thousand family law, criminal, juvenile, and probate matters. While trial court litigation is key to her practice, she also conducts mediations for other colleagues who have family law cases. 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

  • Texas Bar, November, 2005

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, May, 2006

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section

  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section

  • Houston Democratic Lawyers Association

  • State Bar Pro Bono College

  • State Bar College

  • Harris County Drug Court Volunteer Attorney

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Graduated Cum Laude from M.B. Smiley High School

  • Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Radio –Television-Film in August, 1993.

  • Texas Secondary English-Language Arts Teaching Certification from The University of Houston-Downtown in May, 2000.

  • Graduated Cum Laude and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in May, 2005.

 

LEGAL INTERNSHIPS & ACCOLADES

 

  • First Court of Appeals under Judge Tim Taft; responsible for reviewing appellate briefs, researching applicable case law, and preparing a written opinion for the Judge as to how the court should rule based upon case law;

  • The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Pedagogy; assigned to research the legality of the structure of the Texas public school funding program and whether its inequities violate the constitutional rights of its citizens;

  • Torts tutor for 1L students;

  • Treasurer, 2L class;

  • Vice-President, 3L class; and

  • Managing Editor of Thurgood Marshall Law Review.

 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • Harris County Democratic Party – Sustaining Member

  • Area 5 Democrats

  • Bay Area Democratic Movement

  • Bay Area New Democrats

  • Bayou Blue Democrats

  • Bellaire Braeswood Democrats

  • Cypress Tomball Democrats

  • Democratic Club of the Woodlands

  • The Greater Heights Democratic Club

  • Harris County Young Democrats

  • Humble Area Democrats

  • Katy Area Democrats

  • Kingwood Area Democrats

  • Meyerland Area Democratic Club

  • ROAD Women (River Oaks Democratic Women)

  • Southwest Democrats

  • Spring Branch Democrats

  • Texas Democratic Women of Harris County Metro

  • West Houston Democrats

 

FORMER CAREER EXPERIENCE

 

  • DePelchin Children's Center - Adoption Recruiter

  • Aldine ISD and Houston ISD - Classroom Teacher

  • Commercial and stage actress

  • Comedienne

LEGAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  •  In April, 2008, Dianne watched news reports as investigators and Children’s Protective Services raided the Yearning for Zion (YFZ) Ranch in El Dorado, Texas and removed over 400 FLDS (Fundamental Latter Day Saints) children from the only homes they have known. She volunteered her time and resources to travel to San Angelo, Texas, and was able to remain unbiased and focused on the applicable law. Ultimately, the families were reunited and the case against the FLDS was dismissed, as there was never any probable cause to remove the children from their homes.

  • Attorney Curvey volunteers her time and resources on a weekly basis to represent parents with alcohol and drug addictions who are involved with Children's Protective Services. Her main goal is to provide mentorship and legal guidance for these families as they navigate this system in hopes of regaining custody of their children.

Website: https://curveyforjudge.com

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Curveyforthe280th/

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Donations: https://politics.raisethemoney.com/dcurvey?iframe=true

Craig Moore for Judge of the 403 District Court

EDUCATION & WORK

• Austin College, Bachelor of Arts Political Science 

• LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas, Masters of Public Affairs 

• University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctorate

• Texas State University, Ph.D. student in Criminal Justice 

• Travis County District Attorney’s Office
(2008 - 2021)

• Travis County Attorney’s Office
(2007 - 2008)

• University of Texas School of Law - Adjunct Professor
(2018 - present)

• Civil Litigation Attorney
(2004 - 2007)

• Licensed to practice law since Nov. 2004

DEMOCRATIC INVOLVEMENT

• Black Austin Democrats, President
(2018 - 2020)

• Black Austin Democrats, Vice President for Political Action
(2016 - 2018)

• Travis County Democratic Party, Former Precinct Chair for Pct. 111

• Travis County Democratic Party, Community Outreach and Diversity Committee
(2017)

• Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Public Relations & Communications Chair
(June 2016 - May 2018)

AWARDS

• Austin Bar Association's Regina Rogoff Award for Outstanding Public Service
(2018)

• African American Youth Harvest Social Justice Award
(2020)

• Travis County Juneteenth Celebration Service Award
(2018)

• City of Austin Distinguished Service Award
(Oct. 2020)

• University of Texas School of Law Advocacy Program Niemann Cup Award
(May 2004)

Website: https://www.craigforjudge.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/craigfor403rd/

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Donations: https://donateway.com/donate/1poheoov/craig-moore-campaign/payment

County Court of Law:

Travis County:

Bianca Garcia for County Court of law 3

Website: https://www.biancaforjudge.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BiancaforJudge

Email: bianca@biancaforjudge.com

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Donations: https://donateway.com/donate/uapo5ume/support-bianca-garcia-for-cc3-judge/payment