Job descriptionDistrict Courts are devoted to civil cases. Term is four years.
DutiesNote: civil law deals with behavior that injures an individual or other private party, such as a corporation. Examples include libel, breach of contract, property damage, and negligence resulting in injury or death.
Annual salary$140,000-$168,000

Who’s Running?

Olyn Poole
Website: http://www.poole-for-judge.com/
Email: olyn@poole-for-judge.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olynpooleforjudge/
Instagram: olynpooleforjudge
Democrat
Josh Burgess (incumbent)
Website: https://www.judgejoshburgess.com/
Email: judge@judgejoshburgess.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/JudgeJoshBurgess/posts/
Republican

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Olyn Poole
I am the best qualified candidate because I have 18 years of civil state-court litigation experience, and I am the only candidate in this race who has practiced in the Tarrant County Civil District Courts, including the 352nd. Not only am I experienced but I will bring a professional demeanor and level temperament to the bench. My opponent's experience was in federal criminal law prior to being appointed to this state civil court bench.
Soy el candidato mejor calificado porque tengo 18 años de experiencia en litigios civiles en tribunales del estado de Tejas, y so el único candidato en esta carrera que ha ejercido en los tribunales de distrito civil del condado de Tarrant, incluido la corte del 352. No solo tengo experiencia, sino que traeré un comportamiento profesional y un temperamento equilibrado al asiento de juez. La experiencia de mi oponente es en penal federal antes de ser designado para este tribunal civil del estado de Tejas.
Josh Burgess
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Olyn Poole
I am committed to providing confidence that in our legal system all will be treated fairly and the law will be followed. Regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender or otherwise, courtrooms are the place where equal justice is required. I want everyone to feel welcome and have no doubt that our justice system works for all.
Me comprometo a traer confianza en que en nuestro sistema legal todos serán tratados de manera justa y que la ley será cumplida como es requerido. Independientemente la raza, el nivel socioeconómico, el género o de otro tipo, los tribunales es el lugar donde se requiere justicia igualitaria. Quiero que todos se sientan bienvenidos yo no tengan ninguna duda de que nuestro sistema de justicia funciona para todos.
Josh Burgess
3. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY?
Olyn Poole
I believe that judges should be fair-minded and follow the law. Integrity is paramount and every person who walks into a courtroom should be confident that the judge will treat him or her with respect. Rich or poor, connected or not, every person is entitled to an equal opportunity to have his or her dispute heard. A fair and impartial judge is critical to our legal system. We should all demand nothing less.
Creo que los jueces deben ser imparciales, respetar y seguir la ley. La integridad es primordial y toda persona que entra a una sala del tribunal debe estar segura de que el Juez la tratara con respeto. Ricos o pobres, conectados o no, todas las personas tienen derecho a lis mismas oportunidades para que se escuche su dispute. Un Juez justo e imparcial es fundamental para nuestro sistema legal. Todos deberíamos exigir nada menos del sistema
Josh Burgess
4. HOW MIGHT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WHICH IS LIKELY TO BE AROUND FOR SOME TIME, AFFECT YOUR THINKING OR WORK ON THE COURT?
Olyn Poole
Covid-19 requires flexibility in our court processes. We have seen that most pretrial matters can be efficiently and effectively handled virtually, and that will continue. Courts are necessary to the community, even in a virtual world. The rule of law still controls and I plan to emphasize that the courts are open, but with the necessary safeguards to protect the public and court personnel.
COVID-19 requiere flexibilidad en nuestros procesos judiciales. Hemos visto que la mayoría de los asuntos previos al juicio pueden manejarse virtualmente de manera eficiente y efectiva, y eso por lo pronto continuara. Los tribunales son necesarios para la comunidad, incluso en un mundo virtual. El estado de la ley todavía controla y yo tengo planeado a enfatizar que los tribunales continúen abiertos, pero con las salvaguardas necesarias para proteger al público y al personal del tribunal.
Josh Burgess
5. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Olyn Poole
Josh Burgess