(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.
HEADLINES FROM ACROSS THE STATE
- “‘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]
- “‘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]
- “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]