Image: Jay Wright is running for Chief Justice of the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont in the July 14, 2020, Republican Runoff Election.
Kelli Ann Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer
The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses attorney Jay Wright of Conroe for the position of Chief Justice of the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont in the July 14, 2020, Republican Runoff Election. Wright will be an outstanding Chief Justice for this important appellate court which oversees ten counties stretching from Montgomery County in the west to Jefferson County (Beaumont) in the east.
Wright has extensive trial and appellate experience in all of the litigation areas for which the Court of Appeals hears appeals from Texas’ trial courts: criminal, family, and civil. He has handled more than 117 appeals, 140 jury trials, and many hundreds of non-jury trials in his legal career that has spanned almost 35 years. He was a prosecutor in criminal cases, an assistant county attorney, and a renowned private attorney.
Wright grew up in Corpus Christi as the seventh of a family of ten children. He and his wife, Beverly, have four children and one grandchild. They’re members of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Wright is active member of Montgomery County Right to Life, Montgomery County Eagle Forum, Montgomery County Bar Association, and Jefferson County Bar Association, as well as the Montgomery County Tea Party.
He has served admirably as General Counsel of the Montgomery County Republican Party during the last two years during which he helped conservatives move forward on many important issues without legal recriminations.
This newspaper urges voters to elect Jay Wright as Chief Justice in the July 14 Republican Runoff Election with Early Voting from June 29 to July 10.