Washington, D.C., and The Woodlands – The last day of early voting had a lot of excitement and fun on Friday, March 2, 2018, which is, of course, Texas Independence Day. One of the particularly exciting aspects of the campaign was the presence of Galveston County District Judge Michelle Slaughter who spent the day campaigning in the parking lot of The Woodlands Community Center. Slaughter is running for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8, for an open seat and is widely considered the leading candidate in the race.
At the end of the morning, Slaughter made a major announcement to the pollworkers in the parking lot. “I’m happy to announce the United States Senator Ted Cruz, conservative champion who is fighting for all Texans in the United States Senate, has endorsed my candidacy for the Court of Criminal Appeals.”
Senator Cruz certainly repaid the compliment to Slaughter in the press announcement from his office in Washington, D.C.: “We are blessed in Texas to have so many solid conservatives running for office. I’m asking Texas voters to carefully consider the choices before them this election cycle, and to stand with those who have proven themselves to be conservatives of conviction. I am proud to endorse Judge Michelle Slaughter for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and urge the voters of the Texas to join me by supporting her.”
Slaughter has received endorsements from most major conservative groups in the State, including Empower Texans, the largest grassroots organization in the Lone Star State. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has also endorsed Slaughter for the Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8.
Slaughter currently serves as the 405th District Judge of Galveston County. She’s a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and also received her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston. She was a very experienced attorney who practiced with the law firms of Locke Lord and Haynes and Boone before she became a District Judge.