Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals
|Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals|
|Method:||Partisan election of judges|
The Eighth District Court of Appeals has appellate jurisdiction over appeals arising from district and county courts in 17 counties:
|Chief Judge Ann McClure||1995-2018||Chief Judge||Democratic|
|Judge Guadalupe Rivera||2008-2018||Place 3||Democratic|
|Judge Yvonne Rodriguez||2012-2018||Place 2||Democratic|
Salaries of elected state judges in Texas are set by the state legislature. Current salary levels were established by the legislature in 2005. The current base salary for an appeals court judge is $137,500. That figure is set as 110% of the district court judge salary, which is $125,000. 110% of $125,000 comes to $137,500.
Chief justices make an additional $2,500. Further, appeals court justices have the potential to earn up to an additional $7,500 annually that can be paid by the counties in which they preside for extra judicial services performed.
Below are some key highlights in the court's history:
- Texas appeals courts were established by amendment to the Texas Constitution in 1891.
- The Texas Legislature authorized courts of civil appeals to issue writs of mandamus and all other writs necessary to enforce their jurisdiction in 1892.
- The Eighth Court of Appeals was created by the legislature in 1911.
- The Court is composed of a Chief Justice Ann Crawford McClure and two Justices: Guadalupe Rivera and Chris Antcliff.
- Chief Justice McClure originally assumed office as a Justice on the Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals on January 1, 1995.
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|Candidate||Incumbency||Party||Place||Primary Vote||Election Vote|
|Ann McClure||Yes||Democratic||Chief Judge||57.2%||100%|
|Christopher Antcliff||Yes||Republican||Place 2||100%||37.7%|
|Guadalupe Rivera||Yes||Democratic||Place 3||100%||100%|
|Marcos Lizarraga||No||Democratic||Place 2||43.1%|
|Yvonne Rodriguez||No||Democratic||Place 2||56.9%||62.3%|