Job descriptionFamily District Courts are devoted to family cases. Term is four years.
DutiesFamily courts handle divorce, child custody, child support, and related cases.
Annual salary$18,000

Who’s Running?

Maryellen Whitlock Hicks

PO Box 15640 Fort Worth, TX 76119
Democrat
James B Munford

https://www.munfordforjudge.com
FB: MunfordforJudge/
Twitter: @MunfordforJudge
Republican

Candidate Q&A

Note: Answers to questions will appear as they are received from the candidates. (Also, some answers may be from questions asked during the primary races.)

1. HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN IMPARTIALITY ON THE BENCH?
Maryellen Whitlock Hicks Answer:
James B Munford Answer:
A judge can remain impartial by following the Rule of Law and the judicial process. A judge should call a case for trial, have the parties present their case, and rule on the case base on the evidence and the law. If a judge does this he or she will always be impartial.
2. DO YOU FEEL THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE OR INEFFECTIVE?
Maryellen Whitlock Hicks Answer:
We as a society have attempted to battle the use of illegal drugs for decades. The approach we have taken often gives mixed signals to persons in our society. We have spent millions of dollars and work hours to eliminate the trafficking of drugs here in the United States. Depending on the administration currently in office, this often sets the criteria our government will use to address this issue. As of this time we have a conservative administration in office and they appear to be taking an aggressive approach through law enforcement to resolve this dilemma. When government sends mixed signals to its citizens concerning the enforcement of our drug laws we cannot, as a society, set rules and regulations as a whole that we should follow to eliminate this problem. We should have a mutual consensus, following the rule of law, that our society should use.
James B Munford Answer:
3. WHAT ARE YOUR VIEW ON WHETHER THE COURT AS A WHOLE DEALS EFFECTIVELY WITH RACIAL AND GENDER BIAS?
Maryellen Whitlock Hicks Answer:
James B Munford Answer: