The following is a compilation of the unedited responses from R.K. Sandill, candidate for Texas Supreme Court Place 4, to the 2018 Amarillo Pioneer Voter Guide. Sandill is running against incumbent Republican John Devine in November.
Texas Supreme Court, Place 4
Why did you decide to run for office?
The Texas Constitution tells us that all political power is inherent in the people. Yet, the Supreme Court of Texas is increasingly out of touch with the needs of everyday Texans.
After nearly a quarter century of one-party rule, our state Supreme Court increasingly caters to an extreme, special interest agenda and is ignoring its duty to the 28 million Texans it is elected to serve. On issues from public school finance to equal protection under the law, the Court has failed to do its job.
I am running for the Supreme Court of Texas, Place 4, to restore an independent voice to our state’s highest judicial body and to focus on the rule of law, rather than a fringe ideological agenda.
Please list any of your political, civic or non-profit experience.
Judge, 127th State District Court, January 2009 - present
Fellow, Texas & Houston Bar Foundations
Board Member, American Leadership Forum, Houston
Board Trustee, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Gulf Coast