1. Who are you, and what are you running for?
I am Jim Wallace, Judge of the 263rd Criminal District Court for the last sixteen years and am running for re-election.
2. What kind of cases does this court hear?
This court presides only over felony cases such as drugs, sexual assaults, aggravated robberies, murder, capital murder, etc.
3. Why are you running for this particular bench?
I am running for re-election to this bench, having been elected on four previous occasions commencing in 1994.
4. What are your qualifications for this job?
Besides having sixteen years of judicial experience, I am a former police officer and a former assistant district attorney. I graduated with honors from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and am one of only a few judges in Harris County who are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have also been endorsed by every major law enforcement organization endorsing judicial candidates in this election.
5. Why is this race important?
This race is important as are all of the judicial races in Harris County this election cycle. There is no substitution for experience and frankly, it takes many years of on the job training to fully perform the duties of a judge with the proper judicial expertise and demeanor. You learn something each and every day you sit on the bench. It’s important to the citizens of Harris County (especially in a criminal court) that only the best, most qualified judicial candidates are selected by the voters in order to protect our constitutional rights, freedoms, family and property.
6. Why should people vote for you in November?
For the reasons set forth above, I believe I am the most qualified candidate for the job. If you believe every defendant should be treated fairly, with respect and be entitled to have his/her day in court, then I am your candidate for judge of this court. If you further believe that those who would take from you the property you have worked hard to come by; who seek to do violence to you or your family, should be on the next bus to the penitentiary, then I am your candidate for judge of this court.