A trio of Democrats have filed to seek spots on the Texas Supreme Court in 2018.
According to filing information from the Texas Secretary of State's office, three Democrats filed paperwork with the Texas Democratic Party to seek spots on the Texas Supreme Court. Those filing to run are: Steven Kirkland (Place 2), R.K. Sandhill (Place 4), Kathy Cheng (Place 6).
Kirkland, a judge from the 334th Civil Judicial District Court, is seeking the spot on the Supreme Court currently held by Justice Don Willett. Justice Willett is currently in the middle of a potential appointment to a federal bench, however, and may not be the incumbent in 2018. Governor Greg Abbott has nominated Jimmy Blacklock to take Willett's spot on the court, meaning Kirkland will likely face Blacklock in 2018. Judge Kirkland is from Houston.
Sandhill is the judge for the 127th District Court. Sandhill is seeking the spot on the Texas Supreme Court held by Republican Justice John Devine. Judge Sandhill is from Houston.
Finally, Cheng, an attorney at Cheng & Associates in Houston, is running for Place 6 on the Texas Supreme Court. That place is held currently by Justice Jeff Brown.
Candidates have until December 11th to file for a spot on the primary ballot.
Primary election day is on March 6th.