Thank you for your interest in my campaign for re-election as Justice on the Fifth District Court of Appeals. It has been an honor to have served you these past twelve years and I would consider it an honor to continue to serve you. This election I encourage you to get involved and learn about your judiciary.
I ask for your vote and your continued support.
My career in law has been strong on public service. I worked my way through law school helping indigent families and migrant workers with family law issues. I worked for the Palo Duro Legal Aid through the Presbyterian Church in west Texas. The State Bar allowed me to appear in court my third year in law school.
I went to work in the Smith County District Attorney's Office trying two or three DWI jury trials a week. I moved into the felony courts and tried every type of criminal offense. I was responsible for keeping murders, rapist and robbers off the street. After two years, I went to work in Upshur County for the District Attorney once again trying the tough cases.
In December of 1988, I left the District Attorney's office to become a senior trial attorney for the State Bar of Texas. I traveled all over the State of Texas disbarring unethical attorney's. In 1990, I was named Regional Counsel for the State Bar and was responsible for Dallas County and forty four other counties. I went back to Austin and was named First Assistant and Chief of Litigation handling all the attorney discipline cases in Texas.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of our Texas Judiciary in the greatest state and finest legal system in the world.
Justice David L. Bridges, a Republican from Fate, has written more than 1,200 opinions in 12 years on the appeals court. His Democratic opponent, first-term state District Judge David Hanschen of Dallas, finds fault with none of them.
Experience shows, and for that reason Justice Bridges, 53, is the superior choice in this contest.
The incumbent has a broader background, from 25 years in the legal field, including work as a legal-aid lawyer in the Panhandle, counsel for the State Bar of Texas and an assistant district attorney handling felonies and appeals. ...