ELECTION 2002
Non-Partisan Comparison of Judicial Candidates
Ballot Races in Harris County
November 5, 2002
The quality of our judges is crucial to our community. Unfortunately, most voters know little about the candidates. For this reason we have put together comparisons in three areas:
(1) qualifications (2) application of the law (3) preference by attorneys who know these candidates and practice before these judges
This comparison was developed predominantely from three Houston Bar Association polls:
* July, 2001 Judicial Evaluation Results * February, 2002 Judicial Candidate Qualification Poll * October, 2002 Judicial Preference Poll
Names in the boldface print indicate those who garnered the highest percentage of ³well qualified² and ³qualified² votes. Ratings and poll numbers do not constitute endorsement. Party affiliations were not part of the HBA polls. Party affiliations are indicated by (D) for Democrat, (R) for Republication, (Lib.) for Libertarian and (Grn.) for Green Party. (I) specifies Incumbent.

Votes from the judicial candidate qualification poll have been converted into percentages for easier reading.
ADMINISTRATIVE
Attorney General Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
Demonstrates Impartiality
Houston Bar
Preference Poll
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Greg Abbott (R, I)
1 Rated as Supreme Court Justice
70.14% 22.28% 7.58% 61.90% 25.60% 12.5% 1 61.80% 22.40% 15.8% 1 68.72%
Kirk Watson (D) 46.62% 30.01% 23.37% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 29.68%
Jon Roland (Lib) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.51%
David Keith Cobb (Grn) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1.09%
APPELLATE RACES
Supreme Court Justice Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
Demonstrates Impartiality
State Bar
Preference Poll
Chief Justice Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Tom Philips (R, I) 73.87% 19.67% 6.46% 55.00% 26.30% 18.70% 55.00% 26.30% 18.70% 81.84%
Richard Baker (D) 25.38% 28.01% 46.61% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 18.16%
Eugene J. Flynn (Lib.) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Place 1 Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Mike Schneider (R, I)
2 Rated as Chief Justice, Houston Court of Appeals
65.18% 29.43% 5.39% 56.70% 32.20% 11.10% 2 59.60% 28.50% 12.0% 2 60.19%
Linda Yanez (D)
Rated as Justice, 13th Court of Appeals, McAllen
32.53% 24.91% 42.56% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 39.81%
Quanah Parker (Lib.) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Place 2      
Dale Wainright (R)
3 Rated as state district judge, Harris County
49.65% 35.23% 15.12% 59.60% 29.40% 11.00% 3 58.90% 30.60% 10.5% 3 32.33%
Jim Parsons (D)
Rated as state district judge, Palestine
40.43% 30.97% 28.60% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 52.24%
Brad Rockwell (Grn) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   15.43%
Place 3      
Wallace Jefferson (R, I) 66.02% 25.70% 8.28% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 72.49%
William E. Moody (D)
Rated as state district judge, El Paso
25.25% 23.26% 51.49% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 27.51%
Place 4      
Steven Wayne Smith (R) 6.71% 15.65% 77.64% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 24.64%
Margaret Mirabel (D)
4 Rated as Judge, Houston Court of Appeals
60.25% 32.37% 7.38% 55.20% 32.40% 12.40% 4 54.50% 33.70% 11.8% 4 75.36%
Judge, Criminal
Court of Appeals
Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
Demonstrates Impartiality
State Bar
Preference Poll
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Place 1        
Tom Price (R, I) 19.36% 40.32% 40.32% 30.50% 35.60% 33.90% 28.80% 33.90% 37.30%   45.44%
John W. Bull (D) 21.26% 21.84% 56.90% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   30.28%
Stephen Kinsella (Lib.) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   9.01%
Robert C. "Rob" Owen (Grn) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   15.27%
Place 2        
Paul Womack (R, I) 44.76% 34.92% 20.32% 36.80% 43.90% 19.30% 29.80% 49.10% 21.10%   56.79%
Pat Montgomery (D) 26.71% 32.88% 40.41% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   43.21%
Place 3        
Cathy Cochran (R, I) 72.10% 13.95% 13.95% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   46.33%
J.R. Molina (D) 28.00% 22.00% 50.00% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   44.60%
Ollie Ruth Jefferson (Grn) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   9.07%
Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, District Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
Demonstrates Impartiality
Houston Bar
Preference Poll
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Scott Brister (R)
5 2000 Judicial Candidate Qualification Poll, 6 1998 Houston Bar Preference Poll
55.60% 24.45% 19.95% 5 45.00% 27.10% 27.9% 5 38.90% 25.40% 35.7% 5   69.9% 6
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, District Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
Place 1 Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Laura Carter Higley (R) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   n/a
Place 2        
Sam Nuchia (R, I)
7 2000 Judicial Qualification Poll
16.90% 33.00% 50.1% 7 17% 31.50% 51.10% 19.00% 35.50% 45.50%   n/a
Place 3        
Sherry Radack (R, I)
8 Rated as a State District Judge, Harris County
n/a n/a n/a 45.10% 28.40% 26.5% 8 47.20% 26.20% 26.6% 8   34.72% 8
Place 4        
Elsa Alcala (R, I)
9 Rated as a State District Judge, Harris County
n/a n/a n/a 24.10% 54.00% 21.9% 9 29.40% 42.60% 27.9% 9   60.02%
Austin M. O'Toole (D) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   39.98%
Place 5        
Evelyn Keyes (R, I) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   66.67%
Mary Thompson (D) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   33.33%
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, District Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
Demonstrates Impartiality
Houston Bar
Preference Poll
Place 2 Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Eva Guzman (R, I)
10 Rated as a State District Judge, Harris County
n/a n/a n/a 61.00% 30.70% 8.3% 10 57.10% 31.90% 11.1% 10   n/a
Place 6        
Kem Thompson Frost (R, I) 59.49% 29.14% 11.36% 45.50% 38.20% 16.40% 47.70% 33.30% 18.90%   68.01%
Denise Crawford (D) 24.27% 33.50% 42.23% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   31.99%
Harris County Races
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
55th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jeff Brown (R, I) 54.13% 33.29% 12.58% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   75.56%
Lee Arellano (D) 27.34% 28.54% 44.12% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   24.44%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
113th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Patricia Hancock (R, I) 38.14% 43.50% 18.36% 34.90% 41.90% 23% 38.90% 37.10% 24.00% 74.18%
Frank Svetlik (D) 23.06% 29.49% 47.45% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 25.82%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
129th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Grant Dorfman (R, I) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 76.35%
Antonia Martinez Ingversen (D) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 23.65%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
152nd Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Ken Wise (R, I) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 69.20%
Diane Feller (D) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 30.80%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
157th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
George C. Hanks, Jr.
(R, I)
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
180th Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Debbie Mantooth Stricklin (R, I)
11 2000 HBA Bar Poll
47.00% 26.10% 26.9% 11 64.60% 20.40% 15.00% 61.00% 22.60% 16.40% n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
182nd Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jeannine Barr (R, I) 35.06% 41.29% 23.65% 26.60% 36% 37.30% 23.70% 33.30% 42.90% 63.11%
Grant U. Hardeway, Sr. (D) 24.44% 35.19% 40.37% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 36.89%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
Demonstrates Impartiality
Houston Bar
Preference Poll
183rd Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Joan Huffman (R, I) 47.35% 31.46% 21.19% 45.00% 31.70% 23.30% 47.40% 25.90% 26.70% 63.01%
W. Robert Voight (D) 15.62% 23.24% 61.14% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 36.99%
District Judge
184th Judicial District, Criminal Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
Demonstrates Impartiality
Houston Bar
Preference Poll
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jan Krocker (R, I) 37.63% 37.77% 24.60% 25.70% 39.90% 34.50% 27.10% 36.80% 36.10%   60.44%
Bennie House (D) 36.08% 33.86% 30.06% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   39.56%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
185th Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Susan Brown (R, I) n/a n/a n/a 44.80% 31.50% 24% 43% 27% 29.80%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
189th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jeff Work (R, I) n/a n/a n/a 51.90% 33.30% 14.80% 50.90% 37.90% 11.20%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
190th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jennifer W. Elrod (R, I) 52.33% 26.16% 21.51%     68.70%
Rick Molina (D) 30.93% 31.19% 37.88% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   31.30%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
208th Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Denise Collins (R, I) 44.61% 37.71% 17.68% 22.70% 44.70% 32.60% 26.20% 39.00% 34.80%   66.43%
Wayne B. Slaughter, Jr. (D) 24.21% 23.86% 51.93% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   33.57%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
209th Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Michael McSpadden
(R, I)
12 2000 HBA Bar Poll
58.70% 24.00% 17.3% 12 55.50% 29.20% 15.30% 55.40% 29.90% 14.70%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
228th Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Ted Poe (R, I)
13 2000 HBA Bar Poll
54.30% 24.10% 21.6% 13 58.20% 27.30% 14.50% 50.20% 29.50% 20.30%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
230th Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Belinda Hill (R, I)
14 2000 HBA Bar Poll
51.00% 26.20% 22.8% 14 68.60% 18.30% 13.10% 60.70% 24.70% 14.70%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
Judicial Evaluation
Properly Applies the Law
Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
232nd Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Mary Lou Keel (R, I) 52.39% 34.05% 13.56% 38.40% 40.40% 21.20% 31.90% 35.40% 32.60%   68.96%
Herb Ritchie (D) 27.47% 29.60% 42.93% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   31.04%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Judicial Evaluation
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
234th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Bruce D. Oakley (R, I) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
245th Judicial District, Family
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Annette Galik (R, I) 20.29% 28.99% 50.72% 18.20% 27.80% 54.00% 21.10% 28.80% 50.20%   39.75%
Bill Connolly (D) 43.47% 33.02% 23.51%     55.20%
Angelina D.A. Gooden (Ind) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   5.05%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
246th Judicial District, Family
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jim York (R)
15 Rated as an Associate Judge, Family Court
55.78% 31.72% 12.50% 59.00% 32.40% 8.6% 15 62.30% 27.50% 10.30%   48.20%
A. Robert Hinojosa (D) 52.25% 35.81% 11.94% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   51.80%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
247th Judicial District, Family
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Bonnie Crane Hellums (R, I) 51.94% 35.24% 12.82% 41.50% 42.70% 15.90% 44.80% 39.40% 15.80%   76.88%
Allete B. Williams (D) 18.52% 20.06% 61.42% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   23.12%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
248th Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Joan Campbell (R, I) 54.66% 30.29% 15.05% 52.50% 30.00% 17.50% 53.30% 26.70% 20.00%   69.21%
Lydia Clay-Jackson (D) 27.01% 22.19% 50.80% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   30.79%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Judicial Evaluation
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
257th Judicial District, Family
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Linda Motheral (R, I)
16 2000 HBA Poll
59.90% 26.50% 13.6% 16 65.20% 24.00% 10.80% 58.90% 28.10% 13.00%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Houston Bar
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262nd Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Mike Anderson (R, I) n/a n/a n/a 64.70% 25.10% 10.20% 63.80% 23.30% 12.90%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Houston Bar
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263rd Judicial District, Criminal
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jim Wallace (R, I) 16.49% 34.33% 49.18% 12.70% 28.00% 59.30% 25.50% 34.20% 40.30%   37.32%
Ruben Guerrero (D) 42.72% 36.14% 21.14% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   62.68%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
269th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
John T. Wooldridge (R, I)
17 2000 HBA Poll
62.70% 27.50% 9.8% 17 59.80% 27.40% 12.80% 62.00% 28.40% 9.60%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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270th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Brent Gamble (R, I) n/a n/a n/a 52.80% 37.30% 9.90% 52.30% 38.10% 9.70%   74.74%
Tasso Triantaphyllis (D) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   25.26%
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
280th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Tony Lindsay (R, I)
18 2000 HBA Poll
21.70% 41.50% 36.8% 18 24.50% 36.60% 38.90% 28.80% 36.00% 35.20%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
281st Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Jane Bland (R, I)
19 2000 HBA Poll
54.80% 28.80% 16.4% 19 63.60% 26.40% 10.00% 63.70% 23.90% 12.40%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
295th Judicial District, Civil
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Tracy Elizabeth Christopher (R, I)
20 2000 HBA Poll
64.50% 27.90% 7.6% 20 63.10% 28.50% 8.40% 60.70% 29.30% 10.00%   n/a
District Judge Houston Bar Candidate
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
338th Judicial District, Juvenile
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
Brock Thomas (R, I) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   57.90%
Ron Johnson (D) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   42.10%
FAMILY COURT RACES
Judge, Family District Court Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
 
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
308th Judicial District        
Georgia Dempster (R, I) 29.50% 35.52% 34.53% 17.30% 36.00% 46.80% 23.90% 32.20% 43.80%   63.64%
Mary Kay Green (D) 25.07% 28.06% 46.87% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   36.36%
309th Judicial District        
Frank Rynd (R, I)
21 Rated as an Assoicate Judge, Family Law
74.47% 18.88% 6.65% 65.50% 28.90% 4.6% 21 69.00% 28.00% 3.00%   74.08%
Richard L. Moore (D) 21.26% 26.70% 52.04% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   25.92%
310th Judicial District        
Lisa Millard (R, I) 44.37% 38.75% 16.88% 37.70% 38.90% 23.40% 37.80% 37.80% 24.30%   74.94%
Donna P. Kohlhausen (D) 22.96% 25.59% 51.45% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   25.06%
311th Judicial District        
Doug Warne (R, I) n/a n/a n/a 79.10% 16.30% 4.70% 73.80% 20.70% 5.50%   n/a
312th Judicial District        
James D. Squier (R)
22 2000 HBA Poll
63.30% 26.60% 10.10% 22 73.90% 19.40% 6.70% 71.80% 22.10% 6.10%   n/a
JUVENILE COURT RACES
Judge, Juvenile District Court Houston Bar Candidate
Qualification Poll
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Houston Bar
Preference Poll
 
  Well Qualified Qualified Not Qualified Outstanding Acceptable Poor Outstanding Acceptable Poor
313th Judicial District        
Pat Shelton (R, I) 39.95% 36.16% 23.89% 29.70% 25./8% 44.50% 26.60% 24.70% 48.70%   65.52%
Teresa V. Ramirez (D) 26.51% 26.51% 46.98% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   34.48%
314th Judicial District        
John F. Phillips (R) 41.42% 25.05% 33.53% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   62.93%
Walter Boyd (D) 14.32% 24.48% 61.20% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   37.07%
315th Judicial District        
Ken Ellis (R, I) 52.17% 36.43% 11.40% 42.50% 40.40% 17.10% 44.00% 36.20% 19.90%   72.79%
Sandra Peake (D) 24.07% 30.27% 45.66% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   27.21%
COUNTY COURT RACES
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No. 1        
R. Jack Cagle (R, I) 39.13% 35.56% 25.32% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   58.94%
Bruce Mosier (D) 34.36% 42.29% 23.35% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   41.06%
No. 2        
Gary Michael Block (R, I) 52.38% 37.62% 10.00% 51.40% 32.10% 16.60% 50.50% 30.90% 18.60%   73.68%
Dinah Weems (D) 28.95% 19.76% 51.29% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   26.32%
       
       
No. 3        
Lynn M. Bradshaw-Hull (R, I) 45.96% 37.50% 16.54% 40.10% 40.50% 19.40% 45.70% 36.20% 18.10%   73.11%
Mitchell Contreras (D) 27.14% 20.29% 52.57%     26.89%
No. 4        
Cynthia Crowe (R, I) 55.40% 36.28% 8.32% 62.00% 28.50% 9.50% 61.90% 30.00% 8.10%   79.80%
Diana R. Musslewhite (D) 25.73% 26.17% 48.10% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   20.20%
Judge, County Criminal Courts Houston Bar Candidate
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No. 1        
Reagan Cartwright-Helm (R, I) 32.40% 33.04% 34.56% 20.30% 21.60% 58.20% 24.00% 24.00% 52.00%   59.46%
Richard Frankoff (D) 40.47% 32.10% 27.43% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   40.54%
No. 2        
Michael Allen Peters (R, I) 40.63% 40.97% 18.40% 40.70% 33.50% 25.70% 33.30% 34.00% 32.70%   69.02%
Silva Pubchara (D) 26.44% 23.40% 50.16% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   30.98%
No. 3        
Don Jackson (R, I)
23 2000 HBA Poll
41.20% 36.10% 10.10% 23 36.40% 31.40% 32.10% 35.10% 35.80% 29.10%   n/a
No. 4        
James E. "Jim" Anderson (R, I)
24 2000 HBA Poll
49.00% 33.10% 17.90% 24 59.70% 30.90% 9.40% 56.80% 29.50% 13.60%   n/a
No. 5        
Margaret Stewart Harris (R) 54.76% 23.68% 21.56% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   58.99%
Blanca E. Lopez (D) 29.25% 36.50% 34.25% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   41.01%
No. 6        
Larry Standley (R, I) n/a n/a n/a 58.50% 34.10% 7.30% 56.30% 36.10% 7.60%   n/a
No. 7        
Pam Derbyshire (R) n/a n/a n/a 46.60% 44.40% 9.00% 46.10% 39.10% 14.80%   n/a
No. 8        
Jay Karahan (R) 48.71% 33.98% 17.31% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   51.69%
Alfred G. "Al" Leal (R) 40.64% 35.13% 24.23% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   48.31%
No. 9        
Analia Wilkerson (R, I) 43.13% 39.56% 17.31% 36.00% 41.60% 22.40% 34.70% 37.20% 28.10%   66.52%
Randy Roll (R) 21.17% 23.47% 55.36% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   33.48%
No. 10        
Sherman A. Ross (R, I)
25 2000 HBA Poll
47.50% 31.60% 20.90% 25 47.30% 30.80% 21.90% 44.20% 30.90% 24.80%   n/a
No. 11        
Diane Bull (R, I)
26 2000 HBA Poll
48.43% 34.67% 16.90% 26 46.30% 34.00% 19.70% 46.50% 31.70% 21.80%   66.63%
Yolanda D. Coroy (D) 25.37% 20.59% 54.04% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   33.37%
No. 12        
Robin Brown (R, I)
27 2000 HBA Poll
46.50% 33.90% 19.60% 27 61.70% 28.60% 9.70% 59.60% 30.50% 9.90%   n/a
No. 13        
Mark Atkinson (R, I)
28 2000 HBA Poll
39.80% 37.60% 22.60% 28 49.40% 37.20% 13.50% 48.30% 33.80% 17.90%   n/a
No. 14        
Mike Fields (R, I) 41.48% 33.15% 25.37% 28.50% 35.80% 35.80% 28.80% 28.00% 43.20%   61.23%
Leslie Ribnik (D) 32.34% 26.09% 41.57% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   38.77%
No. 15        
Jean Spradling Hughes (R, I)
29 2000 HBA Poll
39.80% 39.80% 20.40% 29 53.20% 34.80% 12.10% 51.50% 35.30% 13.20%   n/a
Judge, County Probate Courts Houston Bar Candidate
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No. 1        
Russell Austin (R, I)
30 2000 HBA Poll
58.50% 31.40% 10.10% 30 61.90% 25.90% 12.20% 57.00% 27.20% 15.80%   n/a
No. 2        
Mike Wood (R, I) 43.97% 37.17% 18.86% 41.20% 30.00% 28.80% 39.70% 29.30% 30.90%   68.35%
Martha Failing (D) 38.92% 29.61% 31.47% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   31.65%
No. 3        
Rory Robert Olsen (R, I) 34.72% 37.34% 27.94% 28.80% 40.80% 30.40% 31.00% 40.80% 28.30%   58.13%
James "Jim" Downes (D) 42.63% 27.08% 30.29% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   41.87%
No. 4        
Bill McCullough (R, I)
31 2000 HBA Poll
59.90% 33.30% 6.8% 31 64.60% 28.30% 7.10% 63.30% 29.90% 6.80%   n/a
ADMINISTRATIVE RACES
District Attorney Houston Bar Candidate
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Mike Stafford (R, I) 52.16% 37.79% 10.05% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   72.99%
Marc S. Whitehead (D) 26.37% 27.73% 45.90% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   27.01%
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE RACES
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Precinct 1, Place 2        
Alex Wathen (R) 9.92% 15.87% 74.21% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   8.62%
David M. Patronella (D, I) 66.81% 30.42% 2.77% 70.40% 22.60% 7.00% 72.00% 21.30% 6.70%   91.38%
Precinct 2, Place 2        
George E. Risner (D, I)
32 2000 HBA Poll
53.20% 30.40% 16.40% 32 30.10% 41.10% 28.80% 37.50% 40.30% 22.20%   n/a
Precinct 3, Place 2        
Tony Polumbo (D, I) 50.00% 24.20% 25.80% 33.80% 27.90% 38.20% 37.90% 25.80% 36.40%   n/a
Precinct 4, Place 1        
J. Kent Adams (R, I) 35.37% 40.14% 24.49% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   n/a
Precinct 4, Place 2        
Tom Lawrence (R, I)
33 2000 HBA Poll
52.50% 31.20% 16.30% 33 57.40% 27.00% 15.60% 50.40% 32.20% 17.40%   n/a
Precinct 5, Place 2        
Bill Yoeman (R, I)
34 2000 HBA Poll
65.50% 23.90% 10.60% 34 53.80% 23.70% 22.50% 55.60% 23.30% 21.10%   n/a
Precinct 6, Place 2        
Armando V. Rodriguez (D, I)
35 2000 HBA Poll
30.30% 42.40% 27.30% 35 27.10% 35.60% 37.30% 25.00% 35.70% 39.30%   n/a
Precinct 7, Place 2        
Al Green (D, I)
36 2000 HBA Poll
29.60% 31.60% 38.80% 36 26.10% 33.00% 40.90% 25.00% 35.20% 39.80%   n/a
Precinct 8, Place 2        
Louie Ditta (R, I) n/a n/a n/a 55.70% 31.40% 12.90% 52.20% 37.70% 10.10%   75.28%
Les Turlington (Lib) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a   24.72%
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