Texas Supreme Court elections

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There are two high courts in Texas. For election results for the Court of Criminal Appeals, see: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals elections.


Justices of the Texas Supreme Court are elected in partisan elections to serve six-year terms.

If a vacancy occurs, the governor appoints a replacement, who then must be confirmed by the Texas Senate. The justice serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.

The chief justice runs as such in the general election and is selected by the state's voters.

In order to serve on the court, the following requirements must be met:

  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • hold state residency;
  • be licensed to practice law in Texas;
  • be older than 35 and younger than 74; and
  • have practiced law or been a judge for 10 years.[1]
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See also: Texas judicial elections, 2012

CandidateIncumbencyPartyPlacePrimary VoteElection Vote
MedinaDavid Medina    YesRepublicanPlace 446.7% 
WillettDon Willett   ApprovedAYesRepublicanPlace 257.7%ApprovedA78.8%   ApprovedA
ChisholmJim Chisholm    NoGreenPlace 61.3%   DefeatedD
PoolJoe Pool, Jr.    NoRepublican28% 
DevineJohn Devine   ApprovedANoRepublicanPlace 453.3%ApprovedA75.1%   ApprovedA
AshMark Ash    NoLibertarian3.0%   DefeatedD
PettyMichele Petty    NoDemocratic100%ApprovedA41.9%   DefeatedD
HechtNathan Hecht   ApprovedAYesRepublicanPlace 1100%ApprovedA53.7%   ApprovedA
KoelschRobert Stuart Koelsch    NoLibertarianPlace 221.2%   DefeatedD
SmithSteve Smith    NoRepublican42.2% 
OxfordTom Oxford    NoLibertarian16.9%   DefeatedD

See also: Texas judicial elections, 2010

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In 2008, three Republican incumbent justices ran for re-election against Democratic and Libertarian candidates; all three justices were re-elected.[2]

Candidate Incumbent SeatPartyElection votes Election %
Wallace Jefferson ApprovedA Yes Chief JusticeRepublican4,092,181 53.1%
Jim Jordan No Chief JusticeDemocratic3,374,433 43.7%
Tom Oxford No Chief JusticeLibertarian239,063 3.1%
Candidate Incumbent SeatPartyElection votes Election %
Dale Wainwright ApprovedA Yes Place 7Republican3,926,015 51%
Sam Houston No Place 7Democratic3,525,141 45.8%
David Smith No Place 7Libertarian232,211 3%
Candidate Incumbent SeatPartyElection votes Election %
Phil Johnson ApprovedA Yes Place 8Republican4,018,396 52.3%
Linda Yanez No Place 8Democratic3,428,179 44.6%
Drew Shirley No Place 8Libertarian234,092 3%

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