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How Can You Know Who to Vote for in the Numerous Judicial Races?

This election year, 40 individuals in the Houston area — and many more statewide — are running for various judicial seats, from the State Supreme Court to Justice of the Peace. That means voters might find themselves standing in a voting booth with just as many questions about who to pick for these seats — […]

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse New Orleans - MHThis election year, 40 individuals in the Houston area — and many more statewide — are running for various judicial seats, from the State Supreme Court to Justice of the Peace. That means voters might find themselves standing in a voting booth with just as many questions about who to pick for these seats — especially if they're in a profession that doesn’t involve setting foot in a courtroom.

That's one of the reasons the Houston Association of Women Attorneys publishes its list of judicial picks, a non-partisan guide to the judicial elections with an endorsement in each race.

The guide is the result of an extensive screening process that involves interviews with the candidates and a vote by the membership body.

To learn more about how the process works, we talk with Charlotte MacVane, an attorney and board member of the AWA.

(Above: The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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HAWA Judicial Endorsements (PDF)
Houston Association of Women Attorneys

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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