Local judge starts campaign for Texas Supreme Court
August 7, 2019

Longtime Austin Judge Gisela Triana running for Texas Supreme Court

Judge Gisela Triana has served at every level of the Texas judiciary except for one — and she hopes to change that next year....

Longtime Austin Judge Gisela Triana running for Texas Supreme Court

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 court

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