I am pleased to announce that I will be running in the 2018 general election for a seat on the Fourth Court of Appeals. Currently, I am a civil litigation attorney at the law firm of Prichard & Young, LLP in San Antonio, Texas. I was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as one of five members on the Public Safety Commission that overseas the Department of Public Safety. As you may know, I was appointed to the Fourth Court of Appeals by Governor Rick Perry. I served as a Justice on the Fourth Court of Appeals from 2015 to 2016 and heard civil and criminal appeals for a 32 county region that covers most of south Texas.
Prior to this appointment, I served as Judge of Bexar County, County Court at Law No. 5. I was elected in 2010 and reelected in 2014. County Court at Law No. 5 is a general jurisdiction court. I handled both civil and criminal cases and presided over more than 70 trials. In addition, I was one of a few County Court Judges who heard cases from the Civil District Courts. I heard family law cases and larger civil disputes to assist Bexar County District Court judges.