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Judicial Conduct, State Commission on*

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13 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 242 300 West 15th St.P.O. Box 12265Austin 78711-2265


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair The Honorable David C. Hall Sweetwater, 11-19-2021
Vice Chair The Honorable Ronald E. Bunch Waxahachie, 11-19-2023
Judicial Member(s) The Honorable M. Patrick Maguire Kerrville, 11-19-2025
The Honorable David Patronella Houston, 11-19-2021
The Honorable Ruben G. Reyes Lubbock, 11-19-2023
The Honorable David Schenck Dallas, 11-19-2025
The Honorable Tramer J. Woytek Hallettsville, 11-19-2023
Public Member(s) Sujeeth B. Draksharam Sugar Land, 11-19-2021
Valerie Ertz Dallas, 11-19-2023
Janis Holt Silsbee, 11-19-2025
Darrick L. McGill Georgetown, 11-19-2021
Fred Tate Colleyville, 11-19-2023
Attorney Member Steve Fischer El Paso, 11-19-2025


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Jacqueline Habersham (512) 463-5533 / (512) 463-0511
Senior Commission Counsel Lorin Hayes
General Counsel Michael Graham
Commission Counsel Forrest Lumpkin
Commission Counsel Phil Robertson
Chief Investigator Ron Bennett (512) 463-5533 / (512) 463-0511
Senior Investigator Katherine Mitchell
Investigator Elizabeth Trevino
Investigator Cherie Thomas
Staff Services Officer Kathryn Crabtree
Administrative Assistant Connie Paredes
Administrative Assistant Patricia Leal


The Texas Constitution establishes the Commission on Judicial Conduct as a 13 member body. Its members, who receive no pay for their service, serve six-year terms. The members of the Commission include:

Six judges appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas, one from each of the following court levels: appellate, district, county court at law, constitutional county, justice of the peace, and municipal;
Two attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Texas, who are not judges; and
Five citizen members appointed by the Governor, who are neither attorneys nor judges.
All appointments are from varying appellate districts of the state, except that the citizen members, justice of the peace and judge of the municipal court are selected at large. The Texas Senate confirms all appointees.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2019.