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Kevin Patrick Yeary

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Kevin Patrick Yeary
Current Court Information:
Title:   Judicial candidate
Personal History
Hometown:   Laredo, TX
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   St. Mary's University, 1988
Law School:   St. Mary's University, 1991
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Position:  Place 4
State:  Texas
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  3/4/2014
Primary vote:  54.7%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  76.2%ApprovedA

Kevin Patrick Yeary was a 2014 candidate for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (Place 4).[1]



See also: Texas judicial elections, 2014
Yeary ran for election to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Primary: He was successful in the Republican primary on March 4, 2014, receiving 54.7% of the vote. He competed against Jani Jo Wood and Richard Dean Davis.
General: He defeated Quanah Parker (Libertarian) and Judith Sanders-Castro (Green Party) in the general election on November 4, 2014, receiving 76.2% of the vote.[1][2][3][4]

Judicial poll

Below are the results of the 2014 judicial poll, conducted by the State Bar of Texas, which asked attorneys to cast a vote in favor of their preferred candidate in each appellate race.[5]

Place 4 Judge
Candidate: Votes:
Judith Sanders-Castro 1155
Richard Dean Davis 867
Quanah Parker 1682
Jani Jo Wood 1565
Kevin Patrick Yeary 1921



  • CLEAT - Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
  • Houston Police Officers Union
  • San Antonio Police Officer's Association
  • Texas Patriots PAC
  • The "C" Club of Houston
  • Conservative Republicans of Texas
  • Houston Business Realty Coalition
  • Turn Bexar Red
  • Harris County Courtroom Observers
  • Spring Branch Republicans
  • DFW Conservative Voters
  • Texas Home School Coalition
  • Kingwood Tea Party
  • Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee
  • Tarrant Republican Club
  • Texas Conservative Review
  • The Link Letter
  • Kaufman County Tea Party
  • Texans for Lawsuit Reform
  • Texas Alliance for Life
  • Texas Conservative View PAC
  • Conservative Coalition of Harris County
  • Williamson County Republican Leaders
  • Grassroots America
  • Texas Leadership Institute for Public Advocacy
  • Texas Coalition of Christian Citizens
  • Rowlett Tea Party
  • Cass County Patriots
  • Harris County Republicans
  • Harris County GOP PAC
  • Fort Bend County GOP PAC


  • State Senator Donna Campbell
  • State Representative Tyron Lewis
  • District Attorney Carl Dourough
  • District Attorney Billy Bird
  • Cathie Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum
  • Bill Crocker, former committeeman of the Republican National Committee
  • Steve Hotze, president of Conservative Republicans of Texas
  • Terry Lowry, publisher of The Link Letter
  • Julie McCarty, president of the North East Tarrant County Tea Party
  • Sonja Harris, conservative activist and blogger
  • Bill Harris, former senior Bexar County prosecutor
  • Attorney Bob Shults
  • Robert Pratt, Pratt on Texas radio show host
  • Michelle Smith, director of Concerned Women for America of Texas
  • Ned Watkins, Harris County SD 15 Precinct Chairman
  • 19 Members of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee[6]


Yeary received his undergraduate degree in English communication arts from St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 1988 and his J.D. from the same university in 1991.[7]


Yeary began his career as a briefing attorney for the late Judge Bill White of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1991. He then joined a San Antonio law firm, where he worked as an associate attorney until 1995. That year, he became an appellate prosecutor. He joined the appellate division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in 1998 and became a first chair (senior) prosecutor there. He has also taught various legal courses and has served as an adjunct professor for San Antonio College's paralegal studies program.[8]

Awards and associations

  • Rated "AV Preeminent®" by Martindale Hubbell
  • Rated "Superb" by the AVVO lawyer rating service[7]
  • Secretary, San Antonio Bar Association’s Appellate Section
  • Law school and criminal courts committees, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Commentator, Texas Independent Bar Association G&S Report
  • Former member, Publications committee, Texas District and County Attorney’s Association
  • Member, writing and grading team for the criminal appellate law exam, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • St. Padre Pio Catholic Church
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of San Antonio and of the Knights of Columbus
  • Former board member and current official, Encino Park Swim Team[8][9]

Judicial philosophy

According to Yeary's campaign website:

Kevin is a life long Republican and real conservative. He believes that our laws should be written by the Legislature, not by the Courts. He understands that a judge's duty is to follow the law, not make it.[7][10]

See also

External links


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