MIDLAND, TEXAS (Big 2/ Fox 24)- “You get to see people who come before the court in their hours of need and you get to really affect what happens in their lives and it’s a great opportunity to effectuate change and help people,” says 142nd District Court candidate Mary Baker.
The Oil and Gas Attorney says as more cases are being brought to the Court as a result of the energy boom it’s just as important to have a judge that understands this type of law, making her the best candidate for the 142nd District Court.
“I am the best candidate because I’m the only one with judicial behind the bench experience. I have docket experience I know how hard it is to handle the Criminal Cases because of the Speedy Trial Act but also pay attention to the cases that keep our economy running, our oil and gas cases. It’s very difficult to find someone with the right experience to move both of those forward at the same time.”
According to the Office of Court Administration, over the last 8 years, there has been an almost 60% increase in the number of business cases filed making the 142nd district a general jurisdiction district.
“This is not just a criminal court and criminal expertise while important is not the only thing that matters in this election. The only judge left who came from the civil law firm’s is Judge Gilles who’s retirement in September is what precipitated my announcement to run to try and keep that oil and gas and business knowledge in the courts.”