Emerson seeks re-election
Incumbent 198th District Judge Rex Emerson will seek the Republican nomination for another term in the March 2014 primary. Emerson represents constituents in the 198th Judicial District, which is made up of Bandera and Kerr counties.
Emerson was appointed in 2009 to complete the unexpired term of the previous district judge and was then elected to a full term in November 2010. He previously served as the Kerr County Attorney from 2005 to 2009.
The 198th Judicial District was restructured by the 2013 Texas Legislature to include only Kerr and Bandera counties. Previously the district included Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch and Menard counties.
Emerson will maintain offices in both Kerr and Bandera counties. His office in Kerr County is on the second floor of the courthouse and the Bandera office is located in the Justice Center on Highway 173 North.
"I want to continue to improve the efficiency of the courts in Kerr and Bandera counties that has been made possible through the redistricting process," Emerson said, "and I look forward to serving the residents of the 198th Judicial District over the next four years."
District courts in Texas are courts of original jurisdiction for all felony cases, certain civil cases including divorce, child custody and protective orders plus a variety of other types of civil lawsuits.
Emerson is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station and St. Mary's Law School in San Antonio. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for the past 14 years.
He and his wife, Kelli, have been married 30 years and have three grown children and two grandchildren. The family attends the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville.