Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the appointment of Fancy H. Jezek, of Temple, as judge of the 426th Judicial District Court, serving Bell County.Jezek
, who was sworn in Monday, will serve until the next general election.Jezek joins Bell County district judges Rick Morris, Joe Carroll, Martha Trudo and Gordon Adams on the bench at the county courts building.
will be in court as soon as Tuesday.Though it's a quick turnaround, she said she is excited about having the opportunity to serve as Bell County's newest judge.
"I'm very excited and looking forward to the opportunity," she
said."The Legislature created the court because of the need in Bell County
."Jezek is a partner at Holbrook, Jezek and Griffin in Harker Heights and is a trained mediator with family law emphasis.She is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the Bell County Bar Association.Jezek is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.She serves as an attorney for the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 board.Jezek also serves the Killeen and Temple independent school districts as a school attorney and an adviser to the board of trustees.She said that after serving Bell County in her private practice, she now feels qualified to take over the bench seat, especially in an area that is in such great need because of the growing caseload.
"It's just something I want to do," Jezek
said."I think as a practicing attorney for these 26 years have given me experience and knowledge that I can bring to the citizens of Bell County
."Jezek received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and her law degree from Baylor University Law School.