12/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/10/2019 16:27
Austin, TX - The Texas Democratic Party commends the Democratic candidates who have filed to run for judicial posts across Texas. An abundance of qualified judicial candidates have stepped up to run, and the strength of our judicial bench will lead to a Democratic victory in November.
To see the Democratic candidates running for Texas Supreme Court, see below:
Texas Supreme Court
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
*Note: These numbers are preliminary. Candidates have the ability to withdraw by today and parties have a few days to update the Secretary of State on candidates that filed by the deadline.
Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Cliff Walker issued the following statement:
'The Democrats who have filed to run for judicial posts across the state of Texas are fighting to bring change to lopsided courts that have long been skewed by complete Republican control. Our courts are tasked with checking the other branches of state government, and I'm confident that Democrats will uphold that responsibility once elected.
Republican judges and justices have place rigid ideological views over the rights of everyday Texans for years. They have tipped the scales to the benefit of the wealthy and powerful - from the Supreme Court, to district courts - to the detriment of everyday Texans.
We applaud the women and men who are fighting to change the status quo. Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country, and turning Texas blue up and down the ballot couldn't be possible without bold Democrats who have filed to challenge Republicans and bring fairness back to our courts.'