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Posted on: Oct 6, 2020

The Houston Bar Association (HBA) today released the results of its 2020 Judicial Preference Poll. The results are posted at

The Judicial Preference Poll is not an endorsement by the Houston Bar Association.*

In each election year, the HBA asks its members to indicate their preferences in contested judicial races and some administrative races. The 2020 Judicial Preference Poll includes Democratic, Libertarian and Republican candidates in contested races for the Supreme Court of Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Houston Courts of Appeals, Harris County District Courts, Harris County Courts at Law, Justice of the Peace Courts, Harris County District Attorney, Harris County Attorney, and Harris County Clerk. The poll was conducted through online voting, with 1,645 ballots cast, representing a return rate of 20 percent of eligible HBA voters.

“A record turnout is expected for the election, with many citizens voting for the first time.” said HBA President Bill Kroger.  “We hope the poll results will be one tool that Harris County voters can consider when making an informed choice on judicial candidates.”

Believing that an informed electorate is vital to the efficient administration of justice, the Houston Bar Association has conducted judicial polls since the early 1970s.


* The Judicial Preference Poll is not an endorsement by the Houston Bar Association and any use of the information contained in this poll, including publication or advertising, must reflect that the poll is not an endorsement by the Houston Bar Association.