Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield as judge of the 165th Judicial District Court in Harris County for a term to expire at the next general election in November 2016.

Judge Mayfield currently serves as judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law Number One, where she has held office since 2011, and she currently serves as Administrative Judge of the County Civil Courts. In 2013, she was selected as a “Woman on the Move” by Texas Executive Women. She is also the past president of the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, received the 2014 “Public Service Award” from South Texas College of Law, and is on the board of the Institute of Hispanic Culture. Judge Mayfield received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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