University of Denver

Governor Perry Appoints Chief of Staff to Texas Supreme Court

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

Governor Rick Perry appointed his chief of staff to fill a supreme court vacancy created by Justice Dale Wainwright’s September resignation. Governor Perry has a history of appointing close advisors to top state positions including seats on the high court. Named to the court in 2004, Justice David Medina was then-chief counsel to the governor. Judicial appointees must be confirmed by the senate and stand for election upon the expiration of their terms.