The winner from this trio of Dems -- David Carlton Hughes, a civil and criminal defense lawyer; Elisabeth Earle, who presides over the Downtown Austin Community Court; and Evelyn McKee, the presiding municipal court judge -- will have no Republican opposition.
...McKee has the most judicial experience, having served 13 years at Austin Municipal Court.Since 1999, she has served as the city's presiding municipal court judge, over 18 other municipal judges.
Last year, the Texas Municipal Courts Association
with the Outstanding Judge of the Year Award.At the city level, McKee
generally handles Class C misdemeanors; but she
notes that the majority of felony cases also start the criminal justice process before a municipal judge, or magistrate."I have the breadth and depth of judicial experience necessary for this court," she
top supporters include former State Rep.
Acknowledging Earle as a formidable opponent, McKee
declares, "I am undaunted."
"I have not been able to match Earle on the endorsements, nor McKee
, but I would be less likely to have cases reversed [on appeal] because of my experience -- I've tried more Class A and B jury trials, and I've practiced in this particular court."