Ludge Gisela Triana has served at every level of the Texas judiciary except for one — and she hopes to change that next year.
Triana, a Democrat who is less than a year into her first term on the 3rd Court of Appeals, announced a campaign Thursday for the Texas Supreme Court — the state's highest court that hears civil cases.
In a statement released by her campaign, she said she will challenge Republican J. Brett Busby for Place 8 on the court. The longtime Austin judge is not required to resign from the lower court to run.
All nine justices on the Supreme Court are Republicans, a disparity that solidifies Triana as the underdog as Democrats try to ride a wave of momentum and turn the state blue in 2020. The last Democrat to serve on the courtRead More