In this race, voters must choose between Republican incumbent Judge Rebeca Huddle and Democratic Judge Amanda Reichek of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Dallas. We think voters should send Huddle back. In 2020, Huddle was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by Governor Greg Abbott
He was replaced by Judge Paul W. Green, who retired from the court that same year.
Huddle has a compelling personal story. He grew up in El Paso, where he was raised by a single mother, an immigrant with a fifth grade education. Huddle has degrees from Stanford University and the University of Texas School of Law.
But what makes him a better candidate is his professional record. Huddle practiced as a commercial attorney and handled a variety of cases including probate, bankruptcy, personal injury and contract disputes and appeals. He served six years as a judge on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and briefly returned to self-employment before joining the Supreme Court. Huddle is an experienced judge with a more diverse legal background than his opponent 8 Before that, he represented unions and workers.
Although Reichek is an experienced attorney, Huddle’s extensive knowledge of Texas law is far superior. Reichek told us he is challenging Huddle this election cycle because of concerns about ideological unity in the Texas Supreme Court’s case selection. That is a legitimate concern, but we believe that Huddle is a jurist whose interpretation of the law protects the court from the homogeneity of Reichek’s concern.
Huddle is strongly committed to the text of the law, and this textual approach gives our legal system greater predictability. Huddle is the more experienced of the two candidates and gets the nod.