Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals
|Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals|
|Method:||Partisan election of judges|
The Ninth District Court of Appeals has appellate jurisdiction over appeals arising from district and county courts in 10 counties:
|Chief Judge Steve McKeithen||2002-2014|
|Judge David Gaultney||2000-2018||Place 3||Republican|
|Judge Charles Kreger||2004-2016||Place 2|
|Judge Hollis Horton||2004-2018||Place 4||Republican|
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 Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals was created by the legislature in 1915.
- Current Justices are Chief Justice Steve McKeithen, Justice David Gaultney, Justice Charles Kreger, and Justice Hollis Horton.
- Chief Justice McKeithen was elected to the position of Chief Justice in 2002.
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|Candidate||Incumbency||Party||Place||Primary Vote||Election Vote|
|David Gaultney||Yes||Republican||Place 3||100%||100%|
|Hollis Horton||Yes||Republican||Place 4||100%||100%|
|Appellate Court, Place||Candidates||Details||Results|
|Ninth District, Place 2||(R): Charles Kreger (D): Ron Mangus||Charles Kreger was up for re-election.||Charles Kreger won with 73.8% of the vote.|