Dear Fellow Texans:

It has been an honor and Blessing to serve on the Texas 9th Court of Appeals since November of 2013, when I was first appointed to the Court by Governor Perry.

Thanks to my family, friends, supporters, and the voters in our 10 Counties, I was elected in the March 2014 Republican Primary and then in the November 4, 2014 General Election.

The next Republican Primary for my position on the Texas 9th Court of Appeals will be in  March of 2018, and the next general election will be in November of 2018. I am once again asking for your vote.

I have worked hard these past few years, sitting as a panel member on several hundred cases, reviewing decisions and records from lower court proceedings, researching the issues and law, and authoring hundreds of appellate opinions in criminal and civil matters.

And, I look forward to the opportunity to serve another term.

There are four Judges who serve on the Texas 9th Court of Appeals. However, I am the first and currently the only woman to serve on the Court.

Please know that I am so honored to serve you on the court. I pledge that I will continue to work hard, I will respect the rule of law, and I will uphold the solemn oath I have taken.

Again, I thank you for your interest in my campaign and our Court.

You may find more information about me on the Website or on Facebook. 


Justice Leanne Johnson

About The Ninth Court of Appeals

 From the  Court’s Website

The Ninth Court of Appeals serves 10 counties in Southeast Texas. The Court was created by the legislature in 1915 and currently has jurisdiction over cases in the ten counties listed below. The justices on the Court are Chief Justice Steve McKeithen, Justice Charles Kreger, Justice Hollis Horton and Justice Leanne Johnson.

The Legislature has divided the State into fourteen courts of appeals districts. Each court has at least three justices — a chief justice and two justices. There are now eighty justices serving on the fourteen courts of appeals. Effective January 1, 2005, the 78th Legislature increased the number of justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals from three to four.

The Court serves the following 10 counties:

  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Liberty
  • Montgomery
  • Newton
  • Orange
  • Polk
  • San Jacinto
  • Tyler
2014 Republican Primary Election Dates

Election Day: March 4, 2014
Early Voting: February 18-28
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