With 31 years’ experience as a civil trial attorney and extensive understanding of the Texas court system, Scott Golemon possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to immediately and effectively contribute to the Court’s heavy workload. Additionally, he understands the need for good stewardship of state finances and has a clear plan for operation the court in a cost-efficient manner. His practice is state-wide, giving him the opportunity to experience first-hand the liberalization of Texas courts in many jurisdictions, which he considers a crisis. Since rulings made by the District Court of Appeals are often the final decision rendered in a case, it is important to have an experienced, fair-minded person who does not legislate from the bench.
The voters’ challenge is to replace Chief Justice McKeithen with an individual who will at least perpetuate, and hopefully bolster, the exceptional service Chief Justice McKeithen has provided. This will require an individual who will: 1) complement and enhance the Court’s judicial conservative character; and 2) have the depth of experience and energy to be able to immediately contribute to the Court’s heavy workload. Thankfully, Scott Golemon is such an individual and will be able to make a seamless transition into the Chief Justice role.
In this five-way race to succeed retiring Chief Justice Steve McKeithen, TCJL favors Conroe civil litigation specialist Scott Golemon over four other candidates in the GOP primary. There is no Democrat in the race, so voters will pick the winner on March 3. The other four candidates, each of whom practices in Conroe, appear to have little or no relevant trial or appellate experience. Charles Meyer practices intellectual property law; Jarrod Walker is a criminal defense attorney; Jay Wright is a former Assistant Nueces County Attorney who headed the office’s Civil and Criminal Divisions at different times; and Colleen Rice practices wills, trusts, and probate law. Golemon, on the other hand, has tried over 300 cases to a jury and also has family and criminal law experience. Of the five candidates, Golemon possesses the best combination of practice experience to be an effective and productive chief justice of a court that, among other things, has played a central role in developing the law of eminent domain in Texas.
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Jay Wright has a strong background and conservative bona fides, having worked with numerous conservative Montgomery County organizations. However, in interviewing Mr. Wright, he made it clear he was interested in slowing down and viewed the position on the Circuit Court as way to ease into retirement. These statements raised concern about his willingness to devote the energy it will take to effectively replace Chief Justice McKeithen.
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