Judge R.K. Sandill is Running for Re-Election in November 2020

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HARRIS COUNTY

R.K. JUDGE

SANDILL

2019 Judge of the Year

– Hispanic Bar Association of Houston

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “Judge R.K.Sandill, is one of the greatest people you would ever want to meet in my opinion.”

REMINDER: “Election Day is on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.”

Judge R.K. Sandill was recently selected as the “2019 JUDGE OF THE YEAR” by the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, Texas. And rightfully so, Judge Sandill has done an excellent job for the people in his capacity as presiding judge for the 127th Civil District Court in Harris County, Texas. On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Judge Sandill and a whole host of other “DULY-QUALIFIED” Democratic candidates will be seeking their party’s nomination in very important judicial races. So, as you prepare to make a wise voting decision in 2020, please be mindful of the fact that Judge R.K.Sandill is asking for your vote in his bid for re-election.

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2019 Judge of the Year – Hispanic Bar Association of Houston

Judge R.K. Sandill, a Legacy of Progress: • First judge of South Asian descent elected in Texas • First judge in nation to sign an order granting parental leave to counsel • First judge in Harris County to minimize costs and expedite discovery matters • First judge in Harris County to organize a pro bono program for those who can’t find counsel

About Judge Sandill

Judge R.K. Sandill is a Texan, husband, dad and cancer survivor, who is running to continue serving the people of Harris County on the 127th District Court. Ravi grew up on military bases throughout Texas, attended college in Austin, and graduated from law school

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in Houston. He has served as Judge of the 127th since 2009 and is the first ever district court judge in Texas of South Asian descent.

Grounded in Service

Judge Sandill is from a military family and learned the value of service at a young age. His father, Retired Lt. Col. Brij Sandill, served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for a combined 28 years. Ravi spent most of his childhood at Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas and Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, later moving with his family to Royal Air Force Station Lakenheath, England. Following high school in England, Ravi attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a degree in government and served as a summer intern for President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors.


Judge Sandill went on to earn his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was an active participant in the law school’s moot court team and an editor on the Houston Journal of International Law.

Private and Public Sector Experience

After graduating law school, Judge Sandill worked as a briefing attorney for Murry Cohen, Senior Justice on Texas’s First District Court of Appeals. He then went into private practice in Houston, where he focused on commercial, appellate, and trade secret litigation for a number of years. Ravi first ran for judge in 2008, defeating a 28year incumbent to become judge of the 127th. Since 2009, Judge Sandill has presided over more than 225 civil trials and has adjudicated over 15,000 matters. He consistently receives high ratings among lawyers in Harris County and was easily reelected to a third term as judge in November 2016. Judge Sandill is committed to streamlining access to the courthouse and has implemented a number of cost and time saving measures to better serve the people of Harris County.

Overcoming Adversity

As a young attorney and just two months before he was to marry his law school classmate, Ravi was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the blood cells. He got married while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, but the cancer returned just six months later, requiring Ravi to undergo a stem-cell transplant at age 27. Ravi has been cancer free for over fourteen years and is forever grateful to the doctors and nurses who treated him and to his wife, Kelly, who supported him along

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the way. Although his illness left him unable to have biological children, Ravi did not let that stop him from becoming a father. In 2006, he and Kelly adopted their son, Asher, who is the greatest blessing of their lives.

Giving Back

Judge Sandill is aware of the privilege and honor of serving the public, and he works tirelessly to give back to the legal community and to the people of Harris County. For over 10 years, Ravi served on the Executive Board of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism and ethics of lawyers, and he is a frequent speaker on legal topics throughout Texas and the nation. He is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Bar Foundation, and the Houston Young Lawyers’ Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Houston Law Center’s Alumni Association. He has also co-chaired numerous Houston Bar Association Committees, including the Minority Opportunities in the Law Profession Committee, which received a President’s Award from the State Bar in 2013. Judge Sandill is also active in his local community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Leadership Forum (Houston), is an Alexis de Toqueville member of the United Way, and has served as a Board Trustee for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Gulf Coast Chapter. A strong supporter of public education, Ravi is also on the advisory board of iSTEM, an educational program that aims to better prepare students in

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the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, and serves as a volunteer with HISD’s Real Men Read program. Judge Sandill has been recognized as an Extraordinary Minority by Texas Lawyer magazine and in 2015 was honored to receive the Achievement in Public Service Award from the University of Houston’s Alumni Association. In 2019, Judge Sandill was named Trial Judge of the Year by the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston. Ravi, his wife Kelly, a partner at the law firm of Hunton AK LLP, and their son Asher live in central Houston, where Asher attends public school.

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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE MOVE!”

11th District Court Judge Kristen Hawkins

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2020 Presidential Election.

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55th District Court Judge Latosha Lewis Payne

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61st District Court Judge Fredericka Phillips

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113th District Court Judge Rabeea Collier

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125th District Court Judge Kyle Carter

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151st District Court Judge Mike Engelhart

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164th District Court Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas

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165th District Court Judge Ursula A. Hall

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174th District Court Judge Hazel B. Jones

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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE MOVE!”

176th District Court Judge Nikita “Niki” Harmon

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177th District Court Judge Robert Johnson

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178th District Court Judge Kelli Johnson

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180th District Court Judge DaSean Jones

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184th District Court Judge Abigail Anastasio

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2022 Midterm Election.

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190th District Court Judge Beau Miller

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215th District Court Judge Elaine H. Palmer

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246th District Court Judge Angela Graves-Harrington

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247th District Court Judge Janice Berg

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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE MOVE!”

257th District Court Judge Sandra J. Peake

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262nd District Court Judge Lori Chambers Gray

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270th District Court Judge Dedra Davis

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295th District Court Judge Donna Roth

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309th District Court Judge Linda Marie Dunson

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2022 Midterm Election.

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310th District Court Judge Sonya Heath

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311th District Court Judge Germaine Tanner

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314th District Court Judge Michelle Moore

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338th District Court Judge Ramona Franklin

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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE MOVE!”

339th District Court Judge Jesse McClure

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2020 Presidential Election.

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351st District Court Judge George Powell

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507th District Court Judge Julia Maldonado

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Criminal Court at Law #2 Judge Ronnisha Bowman

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Criminal Court at Law #3 Judge Erica Hughes

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2022 Midterm Election.

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Criminal Court at Law #4 Judge Shannon B. Baldwin

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Criminal Court at Law #9 Judge Toria J. Finch

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Criminal Court at Law #11 Judge Sedrick T. Walker, II

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Criminal Court at Law #12 Judge Genesis Draper

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HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “DEMOCRATS ARE ON THE MOVE!”

Criminal Court at Law #15 Judge Tonya Jones

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Criminal Court at Law #16 Judge Darrell W. Jordan Jr.

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Civil Court at Law #2 Judge Jim Kovach

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2022 Midterm Election.

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Civil Court at Law #3 Judge LaShawn A. Williams

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2022 Midterm Election.

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Civil Court at Law #4 Judge Lesley Briones

*This bench will be up for re-election in the 2022 Midterm Election.

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J.P. Precinct 3, Place 1 Judge Joe Stephens

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J.P. Precinct 3, Place 2 Judge Lucia G. Bates

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J.P. Precinct 7, Place 1 Judge Jeremy Brown

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J.P. Precinct 7, Place 2 Judge Sharon M. Burney

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Yes, Judge Joe Stephens is a Democrat who values “OUR” vote, prayers and support.

Yes, Judge Kyle Carter is a Democrat who values “OUR” vote, prayers and support.

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Yes, Judge Julia Maldonado is a Democrat who values “OUR” vote, prayers and support.

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Yes, Judge Robert Johnson is a Democrat who values “OUR” vote, prayers and support.

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