Conroe, August 12 – Kristin Bays has announced her candidacy for Judge of the 284th District Court. “I’m excited to be a part of this process, and to be the candidate who will give the people of this County a voice.”
Bay explained, “The people spoke – they want specialized courts with specialized judges. The 284th is the civil court with the highest numbers in Texas. We need a civil specialist who can hit the ground running. There’s no time for learning on the job.” Bays has emphasized civil law in her career as an attorney.
Bays is married to husband of 20 years, Randy. They have three children, one of whom is deceased, another who is in college, and a third who is in high school. Bays is actively involved with Oak Ridge High School, as well as with the American Diabetes Association and Goodwill. She is a member of all of Montgomery County’s Republican Women clubs, and is a founding member and Director of the Liberty Belles Republican Women.
Bays graduated summa cum laude from the Baylor Law School, and has been a civil litigation attorney for nearly a quarter of a century. She has appeared before the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Bays served as President for the Montgomery County Bar Association, and has taught law to judges, lawyers, law students, and paralegals. She worked for County Court at Law #2 as its Court Investigator and Staff Attorney in the last year.
“I bring a unique perspective to this Court,” says Bays, “I am not only a 24 year civil attorney who understands the needs of lawyers and litigants with courts, but I’ve also been the Staff Attorney for a civil court who understands the inner-workings of the Montgomery County courts.”
With respect to a major issue that The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper has tracked, Bays has made clear that she is prepared not only to handle the cases in the 284th District Court but also to oversee the County Auditor’s Office with the other judges. “Having worked for the County, it became apparent that this Office requires the attention of the judges who oversee it. I plan to audit the auditor’s office to protect the taxpayers in this County.”
District Judge Cara Wood announced on Friday, August 11, 2017, that she will retire at the end of her term on December 31, 2018, and will not run for re-election.