2018 HCRP Primary 257th Family District Court

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Melanie Flowers

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SOCIAL

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Owner and managing attorney at Flowers Firm, P.C.

EDUCATION

Howard University

South Texas College of Law

STATE BAR LICENSURE

1996

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Appointed to serve as Special Master to the 309th Family District Court by then Judge Eva Guzman, as substitute for the vacationing Associate Judge.
  • Appointed to serve as Special Master to the 311th Family District Court by then Judge Denise Pratt, as substitute for the vacationing Associate Judge.
  • Appointed by County Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioners Court to serve on the Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission to hear officer appeals. A quasi-judicial proceeding.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Family Law

COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Requested Speaker at Texas Family Law Conference, Marriage Dissolution Institute
  • Former Faculty Member of the American Bar Association esteemed Family Law Trial Institute
  • Appointed Board Member to City of Houston Higher Education Finance Corporation
  • Fellow with the American Leadership Forum
  • Guest Appearance on KSEV 700 – Homework Houston

REPUBLICAN PARTY INVOLVEMENT

  • Senate Republican Executive Committeewoman for SD13
  • Past-President of Daughters of Liberty Republican Women
  • Precinct Chair for District 0140
  • Delegate at Republican State Conventions for Precinct 0140
  • Secretary for the Auxiliary Committee of SREC
  • Former member of the Judicial Screening Committee of the HCRP
  • Raised funds and worked on Republican candidate campaigns since 1996
  • Sponsored creation of young Republicans group at local high school

PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

  • 2014 – Primary for 247th Family District Court. – 29.82% in 3-way race. Did not make runoff.

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Terry Lowry
  • Dr. Steven Hotze
  • Gary Polland
  • Texas Land Commissioner, Sid Miller
  • Texas Republican Party, National Committeeman Robin Armstrong
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Alyssa Lemkuil

I was honored to be appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as Judge of the 507th Family District Court, and I ask for your vote to return to the family court bench.

SOCIAL

Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Attorney / Mediator

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University

University of Houston Law Center

STATE BAR LICENSURE

1992

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Judge, 507th Family District Court – 2016
  • Associate Judge, 308th Family District Court – 2012-2015
  • Appointed to serve as Special Master to the 309thFamily District Court by then-Judge Eva Guzman as substitute for the Associate Judge
  • Appointed to serve as Special Master to the 310thFamily District Court by Judge Lisa Millard as substitute for the Associate Judge

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Family Law

COURTS ADMITTED TO

  • All courts of the state of Texas

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as the first judge of the 507th Family District Court
  • Rated Excellent/Outstanding or Above Average by over 70% of respondents on 2013 and 2015 Houston Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire
  • Trained family law mediator since 1994
  • Child support prosecutor and “Friend of the Court” with Harris County Domestic Relations Office for 10 years
  • Represented parties in family law cases in trial courts, courts of appeals, and Texas Supreme Court
  • Married since 2000, one daughter

Speaker at various continuing legal education seminars:

  • Family Bar of Fort Bend, December 2017
  • Family Lawyers of Texas, Highlights – Family Law Year in Review, September 2017
  • ESCAPE Family Resource Center, Lunch with the State Judiciary, September 2016
  • National Business Institute, What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, 2016
  • Houston Bar Association Java with the Judges, April 2016
  • Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Luncheon, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Houston Bar Association Family Law Institute, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • University of Texas Family Law on the Front Lines Course, June 2004
  • University of Houston Law Foundation Family Law Practice Seminar, October 2003
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course, August 2003
  • Harris County Youth & Family Services Division Conference, 2000
  • Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Training, 1999
  • Texas Association of Domestic Relations Offices Annual Conference, 1995, 2015
  • Harris County Juvenile Ad Litem Training Seminar, 1994, 1995

Houston Bar Association Family Law Handbook, Contributing Author, 2001

Harris County IV-D Committee, 1996-1998

Houston Bar Association, Juvenile Law Section Director, 1995-1996

REPUBLICAN PARTY INVOLVEMENT

  • Unanimously nominated by Harris County Republican Party Executive Committee as the Republican candidate for the 507th District Court in the 2016 general election
  • HCRP Grassroots Club Member, 2017
  • HCRP Cornerstone Club Member, 2016
  • HCRP Senate District Convention Sponsor, 2016
  • Volunteer on Republican candidate campaigns
  • Committed Republican voter – since 1996, voted in only Republican primaries and voted in all general elections in gubernatorial and presidential years

PRIOR ELECTION RESULTS

  • 2016 – General, 507th, lost to Julia Maldonado, 52.5% – 47.5%

KEY ENDORSEMENTS

  • Over 500 family lawyers
  • Over 100 precinct chairs, SD chairs, and SREC members
  • Texas Conservative View
  • Kingwood Tea Party
  • Houston Realty Business Coalition

Note: The information above is gathered from a variety of resources. Candidates are welcomed and encouraged to add to the information or correct the information via the Contact page.

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