Judiciary Committee Approves Junell

In: All News   Posted 02/06/2003

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday unanimously approved the federal judicial nomination of former State Representative Rob Junell of San Angelo for the Western District of Texas. Junell was nominated by President Bush last year, and appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. His nomination now moves to the full Senate for approval. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Judiciary Committee said, “Rob Junell is an outstanding candidate for the federal bench, and I’ve no doubt that he will continue to uphold the highest standards that we expect from one of the highest courts in the nation. I’m confident that he will be an exceptional jurist, and will perform his duties knowing that the role of a judge is to interpret the law, not to legislate.” Junell, originally from El Paso, is a San Angelo lawyer. He served seven terms in the Texas House of Representatives and chaired the House Appropriations Committee. An Army veteran, Junell graduated from Texas Tech University. Once approved, he will be based in Midland, Texas. the committee action moves the nominations to the Senate calendar, making them available for a final confirmation vote by the full Senate at a time selected by the majority leader.