Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The 2012 HBA Bar Poll Results

The results of the Houston Bar Association 2012 Judicial Preference Poll were announced today and can be viewed by clicking here.

Not surprisingly, Judge Mike Anderson's 984 votes crushed Lloyd Oliver's 200 votes, which was the largest margin by far in all of the CJC related races.

Of the currently sitting District Court judges in the CJC, Judges Ruben Guerrero, David Mendoza, Ryan Patrick, Herb Ritchie and Mark Kent Ellis all edged out their opponents.

Challengers Stacey Bond, Kristin Guiney, Brock Thomas, and Brad Hart were the winners in their respective races.

Here are the numbers:

174th District Court
Ruben Guerrero (D) - 541 votes
Robert Summerlin (R) - 333 votes

176th District Court
Stacey Bond (R) -- 434 votes
Shawna Reagin (D) -- 310 votes

177th District Court
Ryan Patrick (R) -- 400 votes
Vivian King (D) -- 316 votes

178th District Court
David Mendoza (D) -- 479 votes
Roger Bridgwater (R) -- 363 votes

179th District Court
Kristin Guiney (R) -- 400 votes
Randy Roll (D) -- 364 votes

337th District Court
Herb Ritchie (D) - 373 votes
Renee Magee (R) -- 363 votes

338th District Court
Brock Thomas (R) -- 568 votes
Hazel Jones (D) -- 266 votes

339th District Court
Brad Hart (R) -- 390 votes
Maria Jackson (D) -- 340 votes

351st District Court
Mark Ellis (R) -- 591 votes
Garland "Mack" McInnis (D) -- 296 votes

Early voting begins on Monday, folks.  Get ready to vote and to motivate your friends to vote.  We are on the final stretch.  I'll be writing a little more about this later.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It bothers me to see the commercials implying Judge Fine was swept into office in a democratic sweep....they dang well know if you have a D or R behind your name doesn't matter for a judge and isn't a Republican sweep exactly what they are asking for themselves? Judge Fine isn't even running, get off that horse and ride your own accomplishments into office.

Anonymous said...

It bothers me to see the commercials implying Judge Fine was swept into office in a democratic sweep

What? You think he wasn't? The 2008 sweep was obvious, and has changed the way I try many cases in Harris County. There are some good Democratic judges in the civil courthouse, but there are some of the worst judges in the state over there with a D behind their name.

....they dang well know if you have a D or R behind your name doesn't matter for a judge

False. One of the most false things I've seen on this blog. Except for one judge, Democrats in the civil courthouse directly affect the outcome of a case. Some just give plaintiffs a little leeway, some shatter the rules for a plaintiff's benefit.

and isn't a Republican sweep exactly what they are asking for themselves?

Of course.

Judge Fine isn't even running, get off that horse and ride your own accomplishments into office.

But he's the poster child for politics effecting outcomes in the courthouse. At least for a Democrat in the CJC. He has similar counterparts in the civil building that have no business being a lawyer, let alone a judge.

Anonymous said...

I agree he was swept in to office by straight ticket voters. They're using that fact in a commercial to try to get support for themselves says they want people to straight ticket them in to office. Bottom line, if straight ticket voting is wrong, its wrong period. I don't know much about the civil court house, but I'd like to find good input on which judges on the ballot over there deserve a vote because I don't do straight ticket voting.

Anonymous said...

Judge Fine had an agenda? Every judge has an agenda. Some didn't like him because his agenda didn't match theres. He was still far more gracious than most judges.

And even though he resigned the Republican Party still uses attack ads featuring him because he had the audacity to almost let there be a true hearing to examine whether Texas has executed an innocent man. The CCA killed that.

I hope all the people who left the DAO when the witch came in will go back to the DAO. With rats jumping off the sinking ship there will be plenty of openings

Besides, lets be honest. A lot of our ex -Das , are " default defense lawyers" at best.

Murray, I like Mike Anderson. But He has cattered to the Cops & Tea Party enough. If he wants defense lawyer support & Demo support maybe he should talk to us. Either way, Mike has integrity and I think he will be a fine DA.

Robb Fickman