Tag Archives: Elections

Ch- Ch- Ch- Ch- Changes

D. Todd Smith
I don’t talk politics here, but it’s hard to ignore what happened to the intermediate Texas appellate courts last night. Statewide, dozens of incumbent justices—many of whom are great at their jobs and deserved to keep them—were swept out of office, some by challengers who are either completely unknown or who have little to no … Continue Reading

2010 General Election Results

D. Todd Smith
For results in the contested appellate judicial races, see this post covering the March primary.  The Republican candidates won every seat. That includes Place 3 on the Thirteenth Court of Appeals, a spot incumbent Justice Linda Yañez has held since 1993.  Republican Greg Perkes defeated Justice Yañez in the tightest appellate-court race of the night, … Continue Reading

Lehrmann Appointed to Fill O’Neill’s SCOTX Seat

D. Todd Smith
Governor Perry has appointed Judge Debra Lehrmann (R) (pictured left) to replace Justice Harriet O’Neill, who will vacate Place 3 on the Texas Supreme Court effective June 20. To retain the seat, Judge Lehrmann, must defeat First Court of Appeals Justice Jim Sharp (D) (also pictured) in the November general election.  Meanwhile, when not campaigning, … Continue Reading

2010 Primary Election Roundup

D. Todd Smith
A number of judicial races affecting civil appellate matters took shape following yesterday’s primaries.  Here are the November major-party matchups. Texas Supreme Court, Place 3:  Rick Green and Debra Lehrmann have emerged as the top two vote-getters in a six-way Republican primary that was not final as of this morning.  If the numbers hold true … Continue Reading