Candidates for State Judicial Office in 2018

In the 2018, we will elect candidates to office on multiple levels: county, state, and federal. To help you learn more about who we elect as a people and about the Democrats who want to serve you in office, we have created this guide about the 2018 elections.

Below is a list of the various judicial offices where we will elect people in 2018. You can click through to find out more about the Democratic candidates running for each office.

Justices of the Supreme Court of Texas

The Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for civil legal matters in the State of Texas. The Supreme Court of Texas also licenses attorneys to practice in Texas. It also administers the State Bar of Texas and appoints members to the Board of Law Examiners which applies the bar exam. The Supreme Court of Texas is composed of one Chief Justice and eight justices, all of whom are elected. The Justices of the Court serve for staggered six-year terms. Four positions are up for election in 2018.

Judges of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the court of last resort for criminal legal matters in the State of Texas. The Court of Criminal Appeals is made up of one Presiding Judge and eight judges, all of whom are elected. The Judges serve for staggered six-year terms. Three positions, including the Presiding Judge, are up for election in 2018.

Justices of the Texas Courts of Appeals

The Texas Courts of Appeals are the intermediate appellate courts between lower courts and the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. There are fourteen courts Courts of Appeals in Texas. Each court has somewhere between 3 and 13 justices, all of whom are elected. The Judges serve for staggered six-year terms. Fort Bend County falls under the jurisdiction of the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals. Three positions, including the Presiding Judge, are up for election in 2018.

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