SAN ANGELO – Gisela Triana, Judge of the 200th District Court in Travis County, Texas, is currently running for the Third Court of Appeals. She practiced both civil and criminal cases. She has participated in many different types of cases. Her track record shows her fighting for air rights in administrative cases against state agencies, participating in child protective services cases and in multibillion dollar construction cases, among others.
Judge Triana has been a trial judge for over 23 years. She was a municipal court judge, and then justice of the peace. She then served as a county court at law judge, on the criminal side, and now has been a district judge on the civil side for the last fourteen years. Judge Triana served on every trial state court in Texas, running for the court of appeals, which hears cases that are appealed from those courts.
Judge Triana shared her thoughts on the importance of voting. “It is very important to vote, that is the only voice that we have. In Texas, we use political parties for our judges to run, but judges don’t represent parties or political ideologies. We are elected through a partisan election, but we are dedicated to upholding the law, and protecting the constitution, and making sure that every person who comes in front of us in the court receives justice and equal treatment.”