The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Conroe and Austin, July 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed through two sources, one in the Montgomery County Courthouse and one in the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, both of whom requested anonymity, that Texas Governor Greg Abbott will appoint Vince Santini as the first District Judge of the 457th District Court later today, July 23, 2020. The investiture or swearing-in ceremony for Judge-Designate Santini will occur on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Judge-Designate Santini won the July 14 Republican Runoff Election and will face a Democrat opponent in the November 3 General Election.
Judge-Designate Santini comes from a large family, all having lived in Montgomery County. His campaign website explains that his parents instilled in him a strong work ethic and conservative family values. He and his wife, Mary, live in Conroe and work in The Woodlands. They have two sons that attend a local Christian school.
The new Judge graduated Summa Cum Laude, top of his class at the University of Houston, then specialized in trial work at the nation’s leading trial advocacy law school, South Texas College of Law, Houston. Vince was a nationally ranked trial advocate, and represented the state of Texas in the most prestigious trial competitions. He earned multiple awards, including Dean Gerald Treece’s Student Advocacy Service Award, as well as the Order of the Barristers for exhibiting excellence and attaining high honors through the art of courtroom advocacy.
Santini worked in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for ten years. He started as a young assistant prosecutor and worked his way up to District Court Chief. In 2015, he received the Child Abuse Prosecutor of the Year Award. Santini currently works for a private law firm and has practiced civil law for almost two years.
Vince Santini is the Secretary on the Board of Directors for Montgomery County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s Safe Harbor, where he has raised thousands of dollars helping child victims and their families. He is an active member at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Magnolia where he teaches CCE classes, marriage classes, and was a founding member for the first of it’s kind security ministry, St. Matthias Guard, helping protect innocent people from active shooters.