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Judicial candidates deserve a look

Judicial candidates deserve a look

Hays Free Press

August 12, 2020

Voters in November will have a chance to bring some political balance to the Texas Supreme Court. I know many feel these should be non-partisan positions, but that’s not what we have in Texas, so we should at least seek balance. Many voters also overlook these positions as they concentrate on the presidential, senatorial and other races.

Of the nine members of the Texas Supreme Court, all but two initially gained their seats through appointment, and all nine list their party affiliation as Republican. But an impressive array of Democratic opponents will be before voters in November, and they are worth your vote. Among them are:

Gisela Triana serves in Place 6 of the Texas Third District Court of Appeals, a position she has held since last year. She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas-San Antonio and a J.D. from UT-Austin. Triana has worked as Trial Division director with the Travis County Attorney’s Office and as staff attorney with the Texas Secretary of State’s Election Division. Triana has more than 24 years of experience on the judicial bench. Before serving on the Appellate Court, Triana served on every level of the Texas trial courts. Her experience makes her highly qualified to serve.

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