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Sunday, June 12, 2016

The 247th District Court: Welcome to Harris County’s User Friendly Family Court! -- Judge John Schmude is the Presiding Judge


The 247TH District Court: Welcome to Harris County’s User Friendly Family Court!

HOUSTON BUSINESS CONNECTIONS REPORTS
Published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications

When Judge John Schmude took office as the Presiding Judge of the 247TH District Court of Harris County in January, 2015, he utilized his business and legal background to implement a series of sweeping, common sense reforms that have transformed a backlogged family District Court into one of the most user friendly and efficient courts in Harris County. And it’s clear that these reforms are being enthusiastically embraced by lawyers and litigants involved in family law matters. 

One such reform that was intended to promote efficiency in the allocation of judicial resources is the Court’s new “Express Docket.” The Express Docket is designed specifically for lawyers and litigants who have a matter that requires less than five minutes of the Court’s time. The Express Docket allows parties to get in and out of court very quickly first thing in the morning before the call of the main docket. This simple reform has succeeded in improving the flow of cases in an extremely busy District Court and in giving lawyers a tool that can be used to allow them to handle their clients’ needs in a far more efficient and lower cost manner. Greater efficiency in the administration of justice and lower costs for litigants – that sounds like a win-win to me!

Another change that was instituted by Judge Schmude pertains to uncontested cases and default judgments. Most courts have what is called an “Uncontested Docket”, which is designed to handle uncontested matters and default judgments. Most Uncontested Dockets are set early in the morning during a relatively narrow window of time before the call of the Court’s morning docket. Beginning in January, 2015, the 247th District Court has allowed lawyers and litigants to handle uncontested matters and defaults at any time while the court is in session and available. This flexible approach has resulted in an improvement in the flow of cases and has given lawyers and litigants the ability to have their settlements and defaults handled at a time that is convenient for them. Again, greater efficiency for the Court and improved flexibility for litigants – another win-win!

Additional reforms instituted by Judge Schmude include the setting of hearings on temporary orders within 28 days of filing whenever a temporary restraining order is accompanied by a Petition (more than tripling in many cases the speed that litigants can get into court); allowing lawyers and litigants the ability to reset trial dates based on the filing of a written agreement with the court for an agreed continuance when the case has been pending for less than a year; the imposition of sensible time limits in temporary orders hearings; and the utilization of pre-trial conferences designed to reduce the waste of judicial resources in any trial requiring more than four hours of the Court’s time. 

With a lot of hard work and with the help of sensible reforms, the 247th District Court disposed of more than 4,000 cases in 2015 – more than any family District Court in Harris County. This Court was recognized repeatedly in 2015 by the District Clerk’s Office for being the most efficient court in Harris County for e-filing. The Court’s Coordinator, Pamela Hunt, received the highly prestigious Inns of Court Professionalism Award in 2015, and both Judge Schmude and his Associate Judge, Paula Vlahakos, received impressive reviews in the latest Judicial Poll Results from the Houston Bar Association. Congratulations to Judge Schmude and the staff of the 247th District Court for a job well done. Keep up the good work!




THE HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

The Harris County Republicans Party (HCRP) is a volunteer organization. HCRP is part of the Texas Republican Party and is the official Republican Party Organization in Harris County. 

HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
GRAND NEW PARTY

It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom and equal opportunity.

The name “Republican” was chosen, alluding to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

The Party was formally organized in July 1854 by thousands of anti-slavery activists at a convention in Jackson, Michigan. And it was no accident that two years later, in 1856, the first Republican National Convention took place in Philadelphia, where the Constitution was written.

PARTY OF FREEDOM

Though popularized in a Thomas Nast cartoon, the GOP’s elephant symbol originated during the 1860 campaign, as a symbol of Republican strength. Republicans envisioned “free soil, free speech, free labor.” Under the leadership of President Abraham Lincoln, the GOP became the Party of the Union as well.

President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, but it was the entire Republican Party who freed the slaves. The 1864 Republican National Convention called for the abolition of slavery, and Congressional Republicans passed the 13th Amendment unanimously, with only a few Democrat votes.

The early women’s rights movement was solidly Republican, as it was a continuation of abolitionism. They were careful not to be overly partisan, but as did Susan B. Anthony, most suffragists favored the GOP. The 19th Amendment was written by a Republican senator and garnered greater support from Republicans than from Democrats.

PARTY OF PROSPERITY

Low taxes, sound money, regulatory restraint: these were among the commonsense economic policies established by the GOP that brought about decades of prosperity after the Civil War. Republicans encouraged innovation and rule of law. Buttressed by Republican control in Congress, the McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Taft administrations cleared away obstacles to economic growth.

President Dwight Eisenhower and congressional Republicans appreciated the fact that the private sector, not government, is the engine of wealth creation. With his bold tax-cutting agenda, President Ronald Reagan revived the economy after years of Democrat malaise. 

PARTY OF VISION

Theodore Roosevelt embodies our Party’s traditional concern for the environment, but the Republican commitment to the environment actually goes back much further than that. For example, the world’s first national park, Yellowstone, was established during the Ulysses Grant administration.

President Eisenhower advocated groundbreaking civil rights legislation and vigorously enforced the Brown v Board of Education decision, sending the 101st Airborne to Little Rock when chaos erupted following integration at Central High.

Ronald Reagan explained the difference between Democrats and Republicans in a way that cannot be improved upon: “Two visions of the future, two fundamentally different ways of governing – their government of pessimism, fear, and limits, or ours of hope, confidence, and growth. Their government sees people only as members of groups. Ours serves all the people of America as individuals.”

President George H.W. Bush championed community and volunteer organizations and the tremendous power they have for doing good. He famously described them as “a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.”

In the first decade of the 21st century, President George W. Bush made an unprecedented commitment to helping those in need beyond our shores through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), an aid program for countries devastated by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception, PEPFAR has saved over a million lives and currently provides over 5 million people with life-saving treatments.

PARTY OF STRENGTH

President Reagan and President George H.W. Bush led western democracies to victory over Soviet tyranny in the Cold War. The George W. Bush administration maintained the military second-to-none and projected that power in the fight against international terrorism.

PARTY OF THE FUTURE

Drawing inspiration from our Party’s history, today’s Republicans believe individuals, not government, make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home.

At the state level, the nation’s thirty Republican governors are making government more effective and efficient, spurring economic growth and striving to put more power in the hands of the people.

Nationally, Republicans recognize that the slow, bloated, top-down Washington bureaucracy is out-of-date in the 21st century. Our Party works to give Americans more choices—in healthcare, in education, in energy, and in the economy—and to free individuals and families from the intrusive overreach of federal bureaucrats.

The Party’s core principles of freedom and equal opportunity are as relevant today as at our founding, and they are the roadmap for American renewal in a new and interconnected world.

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 2

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, for District 2 — Ted Poe (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Pat Bryan (DEMOCRAT) and Christopher Hill (LIBERTARIAN). Congressman Ted Poe is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 7

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 7 — John Culberson (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by James Cargas (DEMOCRAT). Congressman John Culberson is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 8

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 8 — Kevin Brady (REPUBLICAN) is running for re-election unopposed.*No Democrat or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Congressman Kevin Brady will be re-elected.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 9

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 9 — Jeff Martin (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Al Green (DEMOCRAT). Congressman Al Green is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 10

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 10 — Michael McCaul (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Tawana W. Cadien (DEMOCRAT) and Bill Kelsey (LIBERTARIAN). Congressman Michael McCaul is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 18

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 18 — Lori Bartley (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Sheila Jackson Lee (DEMOCRAT). Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 22

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 22 — Pete Olson (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Mark Gibson (DEMOCRAT). Congressman Pete Olson is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 29

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 29 — Julio Garza (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Gene Green (DEMOCRAT). Congressman Gene Green is the incumbent running for re-election in this race. N. Ruben Perez (LIBERTARIAN) is also in this race.


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 36

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for U.S. Representative, District 36 — Brian Babin is running for re-election unopposed. *No Democrat or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Congressman Brian Babin will be re-elected.


TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian (REPUBLICAN), Grady Yarbrough (DEMOCRAT) and Mark A. Miller (LIBERTARIAN) will face off. This race does not have an incumbent.


JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3 — Debra Lehrmann (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Mike Westergren (DEMOCRAT) and two (LIBERTARIAN) candidates. Kathie Glass and Roberto Koelsch are the two Libertarian candidates in this race. Justice Debra Lehrmann is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5 — Paul Green (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Dori Contreras Garza (DEMOCRAT) and Tom Oxford (LIBERTARIAN). Justice Paul Green is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9 — Eva Guzman (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Savannah Robinson (DEMOCRAT) and Don Fulton (LIBERTARIAN). Justice Eva Guzman is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 2

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 — Mary Lou Keel is challenging Lawrence “Larry” Meyers (DEMOCRAT). Judge Meyers (formerly a Republican) is the incumbent running for re-election in this race. Mark Ash and Quanah Parker both (LIBERTARIAN) are also in this race.


JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 5

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 Scott Walker (REPUBLICAN), Betsy Johnson (DEMOCRAT) and William Bryan Strange (LIBERTARIAN) will face off. There is no incumbent in this race.


JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 6

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 – Michael E. Keasler (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Robert Burns (DEMOCRAT) and Mark W. Bennett (LIBERTARIAN). Judge Michael E. Keasler is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 6

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 6 — Donna Bahorich (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by R. Dakota Carter (DEMOCRAT) and Whitney Bilyeu (LIBERTARIAN). Donna Bohorich is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 8

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Member, State Board of Education, District 8 — Barbara Cargill (REPUBLICAN) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Democrat or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Barbara Cargill will be re-elected.


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 4

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Senator, District 4 — Brandon Creighton (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Jenn West (LIBERTARIAN). Senator Brandon Creighton is the incumbent running for re-election in this race. *No Democrat chose to run for this seat.


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 11

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Senator, District 11 — Larry Taylor (REPUBLICAN) is running for re-election unopposed.*No Democrat or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, State Senator Larry Taylor will be re-elected.


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 13

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Senator, District 13 – Rodney Ellis (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, State Senator Rodney Ellis will be re-elected.


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 18

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Senator, District 18 — Lois W. Kolkhorst (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Kathie L. Stone (LIBERTARIAN). *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 27

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative for House District 27 – Ron Reynolds (DEMOCRAT) is being challenged by Ken Bryant (REPUBLICAN). State Rep. Ron Reynolds is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 126

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 126 — Kevin Roberts (REPUBLICAN), Joy Dawson-Thomas (DEMOCRAT), and Eric B. Moquin (LIBERTARIAN) will face off. There is no incumbent in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 127

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 127 — Dan Huberty (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Scott Ford (LIBERTARIAN). *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. State Rep. Dan Huberty is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 128

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 128 — Briscoe Cain (REPUBLICAN) will face off against Ken Lowder (LIBERTARIAN). *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. Briscoe Cain defeated the incumbent in the Republican Party runoff election.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 129

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 129 — Dennis Paul (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Paul Netherland (LIBERTARIAN). *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. State Rep. Dennis Paul is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 130

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 130 — Tom Oliverson (REPUBLICAN) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Democrat or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Tom Oliverson will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 131

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 131 – Alma A. Allen (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Alma Allen will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 132

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 132 — Mike Schofield (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Phil Kurtz (LIBERTARIAN). *No Democrat chose to run for this seat. State Rep. Schofield is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 133

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 133 — Jim Murphy (REPUBLICAN) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Democrat or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. State Rep. Murphy will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 134

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 134 — Sarah Davis (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Ben Rose (DEMOCRAT) and Gilberto “Gil” Vasquez (LIBERTARIAN). State Rep. Sarah Davis is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 135

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 135 — Gary Elkins (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Jesse A. Ybanez (DEMOCRAT). State Rep. Gary Elkins is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 137



On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 137 — Kendall Baker (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Gene Wu (DEMOCRAT). Dan Biggs (LIBERTARIAN) is also in the race. State Rep. Gene Wu is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 138

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 138 — Dwayne Bohac (REPUBLICAN) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Democrat or Republican candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Dwayne Bohac will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 139

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 139 – Jarvis Johnson (DEMOCRAT) will be running for re-election unopposed. State Rep. Johnson won this seat in a “SPECIAL ELECTION” to finish out the remainder of the term left vacant by former State Rep. Sylvester Turner. State Rep. Jarvis Johnson then went on to defeat Kimberly Willis in the Democratic Party “RUNOFF ELECTION” held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Jarvis Johnson will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 140

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 140 – Armando Lucio Walle (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Armando Lucio Walle will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 141

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 141 – Senfronia Thompson (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Senfronia Thompson will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 142

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 142 – Harold V. Dutton, Jr. (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Harold Dutton, Jr. will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 143

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 143 – Ana Hernandez (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Ana Hernandez will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 144

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 144 — Gilbert Pena (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Mary Ann Perez (DEMOCRAT). State Rep. Gilbert Pena is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 145

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 145 – Carol Alvarado (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Carol Alvarado will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 146

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 146 – Borris L. Miles (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Borris Miles will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 147



On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 147 — Matt Murphy (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Garnet F. Coleman (DEMOCRAT). State Rep. Coleman is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 148

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 148 – Jessica Cristina Farrar (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian candidate chose to run for this seat. So, State Rep. Farrar will be re-elected.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 149

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 149 — Bryan Chu (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Hubert Vo (DEMOCRAT). State Rep. Hubert Vo is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 150

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for State Representative, District 150 — Valoree Swanson will face off against Michael Shawn Kelly (DEMOCRAT). There is no incumbent in this race.


CHIEF JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals — Sherry Radack (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Jim Peacock (DEMOCRAT). Judge Sherry Radack is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


JUSTICE, 1ST COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 4

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 4 — Evelyn Keyes (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Barbara Gardner (DEMOCRAT). Judge Evelyn Keyes is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 2

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 2 — Kevin Jewell (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Candance White (DEMOCRAT). *There is no incumbent in this race. This seat was vacated by (REPUBLICAN) Justice Sharon McCally.


JUSTICE, 14TH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT, PLACE 9

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice, 14th Court of Appeals District, Place 9 — Tracy Elizabeth Christopher (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Peter M. Kelly (DEMOCRAT). Justice Christopher is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 11th Judicial District — Kevin Fulton (REPUBLICAN) will face off against Kristen Hawkins (DEMOCRAT). There is no incumbent in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 61ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 61st Judicial District — Erin Elizabeth Lunceford (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Fredericka Phillips (DEMOCRAT). Judge Elizabeth Lunceford is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 80TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 80th Judicial District — Will Archer (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Larry Weiman (DEMOCRAT). Judge Larry Weiman is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 125TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT



On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 125th Judicial District — Sharon Hemphill (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Kyle Carter (DEMOCRAT). Judge Kyle Carter is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 127TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 127th Judicial District — Sarahjane Swanson (REPUBLICAN) is challenging R.K. Sandill (DEMOCRAT). Judge R.K. Sandill is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 129TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 129th Judicial District — Sophia Mafrige (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Michael Gomez (DEMOCRAT). Judge Gomez is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 133RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 133rd Judicial District — Cindy Bennett Smith (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Jaclanel McFarland (DEMOCRAT). Judge McFarland is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 151ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 151st Judicial District — Jeff Hastings (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Michael Engelhart (DEMOCRAT). Judge Engelhart is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 152ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 152nd Judicial District — Don Self (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Robert K. Schaffer (DEMOCRAT). Judge Schaffer is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 164TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT



On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 164th Judicial District — Bruce Bain (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Alexandra Smoots-Hogan (DEMOCRAT). Judge Smoots-Hogan is running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 165TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 165th Judicial District — Debra Ibarra Mayfield (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Ursula A. Hall (DEMOCRAT). Judge Mayfield is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 174TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 174th Judicial District — Katherine McDaniel (REPUBLICAN) and Hazel B. Jones (DEMOCRAT) will face off. There is no incumbent in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 176TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 176th Judicial District — Stacey W. Bond (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Nikita “Niki” Harmon (DEMOCRAT). Judge Bond is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 177TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 177th Judicial District — Ryan Patrick (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Robert Johnson (DEMOCRAT). Judge Ryan Patrick is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 178TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 178th Judicial District — Phil Gommels (REPUBLICAN) and Kelli Johnson (DEMOCRAT) will face off. There is no incumbent in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 179TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 179th Judicial District — Kristin M. Guiney (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Randy Roll (DEMOCRAT). Judge Guiney is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 215TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT



On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 215th Judicial District — Fred Shuchart (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Elaine Palmer (DEMOCRAT). Judge Elaine Palmer is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 333RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 333rd Judicial District — Joseph “Tad” Halbach (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Daryl Moore (DEMOCRAT). Judge Halbach is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 334TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 334th Judicial District — Grant Dorfman (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Steven Kirkland (DEMOCRAT). Judge Dorfman is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 337TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 337th Judicial District — Renee Magee (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Herb Ritchie (DEMOCRAT). Judge Magee is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 338TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 338th Judicial District — Brock Thomas (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Ramona Franklin (DEMOCRAT). Judge Thomas is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 339TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 339th Judicial District — Mary McFaden (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Maria T. (Terri) Jackson (DEMOCRAT). Judge Jackson is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


DISTRICT JUDGE, 351ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Judge, 351st Judicial District — Mark Kent Ellis (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by George Powell (DEMOCRAT). Judge Mark Kent Ellis is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for District Attorney — Devon Anderson (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Kim Ogg (DEMOCRAT). Devon Anderson is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


JUDGE, COUNTY CIVIL COURT AT LAW NO. 1



On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Judge, County Civil Court at Law No. 1 — Clyde Raymond Leuchtag (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by George Barnstone (DEMOCRAT). Judge Clyde Leuchtag is the incumbent in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for County Attorney – Jim Leitner (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Vince Ryan (DEMOCRAT). Vince Ryan is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Sheriff — Ron Hickman (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Ed Gonzales (DEMOCRAT). Sheriff Ron Hickman is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR COLLECTOR

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for County Tax Assessor-Collector — Mike Sullivan (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Ann Harris Bennett (DEMOCRAT). Mike Sullivan is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 1, PRECINCT 2

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for County School Trustee, Position 1, Precinct 2 — George Moore (REPUBLICAN) and Sherri L. Matula (DEMOCRAT) will face off. There is no incumbent in this race. George Moore defeated Marvin Morris the incumbent in the 2016 Republican Primary.


HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL TRUSTEE POSITION 2, PRECINCT 4

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for County School Trustee, Position 2, Precinct 4 — Eric Dick (REPUBLICAN) and Marilyn Burgess (DEMOCRAT) will face off. There is no incumbent in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT 1

In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 1 – El Franco Lee (deceased) is the nominee who will represent the Democratic Party on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. *No Republican chose to run for this seat. Currently Gene Locke is serving as the place-holder until Harris County Democratic Party leaders select a replacement.


HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 3

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 3 — Steve Radack (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Jenifer Rene Pool (DEMOCRAT). Commissioner Steve Radack is the incumbent in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 1, PLACE 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 — SaraJane Milligan (REPUBLICAN) and Eric William Carter (DEMOCRAT) will face off. There is no incumbent in this race. The incumbent (Democratic Judge Dale Gorczynski) did not run for re-election.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 2, PLACE 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 – Jo Ann Delgado is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Delgado will be re-elected.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 3, PLACE 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1 — Tom Zakes (REPUBLICAN) will face off against Joe Stephens (DEMOCRAT). There is no incumbent in this race. The incumbent (DEMOCRAT) Judge Mike Parrott did not run for re-election.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 4, PLACE 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1 — Lincoln Goodwin (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Vicky Printers Reynolds (DEMOCRAT). Judge Lincoln Goodwin is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 5, PLACE 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1 — Russ Ridgway (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by William “Bill” McLeod (DEMOCRAT). Judge Russ Ridgway is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 6, PLACE 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 1 – Richard C. Vara (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Vara will be re-elected.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 7, PLACE 1



On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1 — Hilary Green is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Green will be re-elected.


HARRIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, PRECINCT 8, PLACE 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 1 — Holly Williamson (REPUBLICAN) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Democrat or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Judge Williamson will be re-elected.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 1 — Joe Danna (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Alan Rosen (DEMOCRAT). Constable Alan Rosen is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 2

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 2 — Daniel Vela (REPUBLICAN) is challenging Christopher (Chris) Diaz (DEMOCRAT). Constable Diaz is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 3

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 3 — Dan Webb (REPUBLICAN) is facing off against Sherman Eagleton (DEMOCRAT). There is no incumbent running in this race. The incumbent (Democratic Constable Ken Jones) did not run for re-election.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 4 — Mark Herman (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Jeff McGowen (DEMOCRAT). Constable Mark Herman is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 5

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 5 — Ted Heap (REPUBLICAN) is running for this seat unopposed. Heap defeated Al Hoang in the Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Republican Primary to earn the right to represent the Republican Party in this race. The incumbent (Republican Constable Phil Camus) did not run for re-election. *No Democrat or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Ted Heap will be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 6

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 6 — Richard “Rick” Gonzales (REPUBLICAN) will face off against Silvia Trevino (DEMOCRAT). There is no incumbent running in this race. The incumbent (Democratic Constable Heliodoro “Henry” Martinez) was defeated by Silvia Trevino in the 2016 Democratic Primary.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 7

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 7 – May Walker (DEMOCRAT) is running for re-election unopposed. *No Republican or Libertarian chose to run for this seat. So, Constable May Walker will be re-elected.


HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 8

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the race for Constable, Precinct 8 — Phil Sandlin (REPUBLICAN) is being challenged by Heather Perry (DEMOCRAT). Constable Phil Sandlin is the incumbent running for re-election in this race.