For your convenience, our most common questions about
Judge Rodríguez and the next election are answered right here.
Q: When is the next election?
A: The Midterm General Election is on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Q: Can I vote early?
A: Early Voting for the General Election begins on October 24, 2022 through November 4, 2022.
Q: Where can I make a contribution?
A: Here is the link: https://politics.raisethemoney.com/en/raulforjudge_faq
Q: Can you tell me about the Harris County Criminal Courts at Law?
A: The Harris County Criminal Courts at Law are comprised of 16 courts which have jurisdiction over Class A and Class B misdemeanor criminal cases.
Q: Why are you running for this judicial position?
A: Before becoming a Judge, I had been involved in the judicial endorsement screening process through the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston. Through that involvement, I was approached by members of the legal community to apply for a Municipal Court judgeship.
At the time, I had only been licensed about 13 years, and I was incredibly honored that my peers would encourage me to consider this step in my career. Knowing that I was supported by others in the community, I felt a sense of empowerment and that sparked my initial interest in becoming a Judge. After applying and being appointed by Mayor Bill White in 2005, I grew to become proud of my position, as I realized how much of an inspiration it was for others – inside and outside of the legal field.
From a personal perspective, being a public servant is now a part of who I am. Running for a Harris County Criminal Court at Law bench is one of the ways for me to continue my professional growth and broaden the work I have been doing as a Municipal Court Judge.
Q: I live in one of Harris County’s unincorporated communities. Can I vote for you?
A: Yes, if you are eligible to vote in Harris County, my name will be on your ballot.
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