November 29, 2017/Media, Press

ICYMI: Democratic Statewide Judicial Candidates Filed

(Pictured from left to right: Judge Steve Kirkland, Judge Maria T. Jackson, Kathy Cheng, Judge Ramona Franklin, Judge R.K. Sandill)

Austin, TX — In case you missed it, the Democratic slate of statewide judicial candidates filed yesterday at the Texas Democratic Party HQ.

Click here to view the livestream of the filing event on the Texas Democratic Party Facebook Page along with introductions from the candidates and Q/A.


Houston Chronicle:

  • “‘The Texas Democratic Party is hoping their slate of Houston-area attorneys and judges running for seats on the state’s highest courts will catch a ‘blue wave’ this comes after ‘witnessing sweeping Democratic wins in Harris County last year’…” [Houston Chronicle, November 28, 2017]

Dallas Morning News:

  • “‘We’ve got a bully in the White House. We’ve got a governor who’s a bully,” he said. “Texans stand up to bullies.’ said Harris County Civil Court Judge Ravi K. Sandill, who seeks Republican Justice John Devine’s Place 4 seat on the state Supreme Court, said voters would reject the leadership styles of Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott.” [Dallas Morning News, November 28, 2017]

Austin American-Statesman:

  • “‘Still, the Democratic slate represents an increasingly diverse state’, said Kirkland, who introduced himself as a gay man while standing at the Democratic Party’s state headquarters in downtown Austin with his fellow candidates, two African-American women, a woman born in Taiwan and man of South Asian descent.” [Austin American-Statesman, November 28, 2017]

Texas Tribune:

  • “Several Houston-area statewide judicial candidates filed this afternoon at the Texas Democratic Party headquarters in Austin, telling reporters they’re hopeful an anti-GOP wave and evolving demographics can help elect them to office in 2018.” [Texas Tribune, November 28, 2017]