Job descriptionThe nine-member Texas Supreme Court is the highest court for civil (not criminal) cases in the state. Term is six years.
Duties
  • Reviews decisions on civil and juvenile cases appealed from lower courts. The court may also decide not to review cases.

  • The court has administrative control over the State Bar of Texas and is the sole authority for licensing attorneys in Texas.

Note: civil law deals with behavior that injures an individual or other private party, such as a corporation. Examples include libel, breach of contract, property damage, and negligence resulting in injury or death.
Annual salary$168,000-$201,600

Who’s Running?

Rebeca Huddle (incumbent)
Website: https://rebecahuddle.com
Email: https://rebecahuddle.com/contact/ (via webpage)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebecahuddletx/
Official website: https://www.txcourts.gov/supreme/about-the-court/justices/justice-rebeca-aizpuru-huddle/
Republican
Amanda Reichek
Website: https://justicereichek.com/
Email: Amanda@justicereichek.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justiceamandareichek
Twitter: @AReichek
Democrat

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1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Amanda Reichek
I was born in Houston to a family that valued hard work and education. I decided to attend law school to represent workers and labor unions and that's what I did after graduating from Texas Tech Law, with honors, in 2003. I represented workers and labor unions in Dallas and Tarrant Counties from 2003 until 2019 when I took the bench on the Dallas Court of Appeals, the largest intermediate court of appeals in Texas. On this court I have authored hundreds of opinions and sat on panel for hundreds more. I have the experience, work ethic, and judicial temperament needed to be an asset to the highest civil court in our state.
Rebeca Huddle
2. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS LED TO DELAYS IN JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION, SOMETIMES WITH SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON THE LIVES OF PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MOVE THROUGH THE BACKLOG FAIRLY AND EFFICIENTLY?
Amanda Reichek
I expect our appellate courts will utilize visiting judges to address the backlog when it makes its way up to our courts. I expect trial courts will continue to use technology like zoom to make hearings more efficient and cost-effective for litigants.
Rebeca Huddle
3. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT ALL CITIZENS HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO LEGAL HELP AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM? IF NOT, WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PROVIDE WIDER AND BETTER ACCESS?
Amanda Reichek
No they don't. I'd like to see law firms incentivize pro bono work more widely and often. More resources for unrepresented litigants would be helpful as well.
Rebeca Huddle
4. DO YOU BELIEVE THE COMPOSITION OF JURIES ADEQUATELY AND FAIRLY REFLECTS SOCIETY AT LARGE? WHY, OR WHY NOT? IF NOT, WHAT CHANGES TO THE SYSTEM MIGHT YOU CONSIDER?
Amanda Reichek
Rebeca Huddle
5. HOW COULD THE COSTS OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION BE REDUCED?
Amanda Reichek
Rebeca Huddle
6. ARE THE CURRENT POLICIES TO HOLD JUDGES ACCOUNTABLE IN CASES OF POTENTIAL OR ACTUAL MISCONDUCT APPROPRIATE? ARE THERE ANY CHANGES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE?
Amanda Reichek
Rebeca Huddle
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Amanda Reichek
Rebeca Huddle