Who’s running for district attorney, district judge and county court judge in 2022

Primary election to take place on March 1; general election Nov. 2

Read more on our Vote 2022 page.

It’s a new year and a big one for elections.

In Texas, the primary elections happen March 1 and the general election will take place Nov. 2.

The midterm will see many elected positions up for grabs nationally, statewide and right here in Bexar County.

This article will give you a look at who’s running locally for elected positions in the criminal justice system, including for Bexar County district attorney, criminal district judge, civil district judge and county court judge.

Find out which precinct you live in here.


District Attorney
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Joe Gonzales
  • Republican candidates: Meredith Chacon, Marc LaHood
144th Criminal District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Michael Mery
  • Republican candidates: Lorina I. Rummel
186th Criminal District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Kristina Escalona
  • Republican candidates: Daphne Previti Austin
187th Criminal District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Stephanie Boyd, Veronica Legarreta
  • Republican candidates: Walden Shelton Jr.
226th Criminal District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Velia Meza, Demetrio Duarte Jr.
  • Republican candidates: (no candidates)
227th Criminal District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Christine Del Prado
  • Republican candidates: Incumbent Kevin O’Connell
290th Criminal District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Jennifer Peña
  • Republican candidates: (no candidates)
437th Criminal District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Joel Perez, Scott Simpson
  • Republican candidates: Judge Melissa Skinner
45th Civil District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Mary Lou Alvarez, Maria Dinorah Diaz
  • Republican candidates: Patricia Jay
150th Civil District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Monique Diaz
  • Republican candidates: Scott Bradney
224th Civil District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Milton Irving Fagin, Marisa Flores
  • Republican candidates: Incumbent Judge Cathleen Cathy Stryker
225th Civil District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Shannon Roberta Salmón, Christine Vasquez Hortick
  • Republican candidates: Renee Yanta
285th Civil District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Nadine Melissa Nieto, Lisa Uresti-Dasher
  • Republican candidates: Mark Thompson
288th Civil District Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Cynthia Marie Chapa
  • Republican candidates: Art Rossi
289th Juvenile Court
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Carlos Quezada, Rose Sosa
  • Republican candidates: (no candidates)
436th Juvenile Court
  • Democratic candidates: William “Cruz” Shaw
  • Republican candidates: (no candidates)
Bexar County Court 1
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Helen Petry Stowe, Rene Muñoz
  • Republican candidates: Bob Behrens
Bexar County Court 2
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Grace Uzomba, Maria Teresa Garcia, Melissa Saenz
  • Republican candidates: Jason Wolff
Bexar County Court 3
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge David Rodriguez
  • Republican candidates: (no candidates)
Bexar County Court 4
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Alfredo Ximenez
  • Republican candidates: Jason Garrahan
Bexar County Court 5
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge John Longoria, Andrea Arevalos
  • Republican candidates: (no candidates)
Bexar County Court 6
  • Democratic candidates: Erica Dominquez
  • Republican candidates: Brandon Jackson
Bexar County Court 7
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Michael De Leon, Melanie Lira
  • Republican candidates: Adam LaHood
Bexar County Court 8
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Mary Roman, Lauren D. Zamora
  • Republican candidates: Ashley Foster
Bexar County Court 9
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Gloria Saldaña, Jessica A. Gonzalez
  • Republican candidates: (no candidates)
Bexar County Court 10
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge J. Frank Davis, Cesar Garcia
  • Republican candidates: Jamie Mathis
Bexar County Court 11
  • Democratic candidates: Erica Peña
  • Republican candidates: Incumbent Judge Tommy Stolhandske
Bexar County Court 12
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Yolanda Huff, Oscar Salinas
  • Republican candidates: Suzanne Kramer
Bexar County Court 13
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, Michael “Mike” Villarreal
  • Republican candidates: Charles E. Gold
Bexar County Court 14
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Carlo Rodriguez Key
  • Republican candidates: Susan Skinner
Bexar County Court 15
  • Democratic candidates: Incumbent Judge Melissa Vara
  • Republican candidates: Robert RC Pate

Again the primary election takes place March 1, and the mid-term election is on Nov. 8.

Click here to see who’s running in your district.


About the Author:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.