Senator Cornyn

Cornyn, Cruz Accepting Applications for Judicial Vacancies in Laredo and Del Rio

March 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that they are accepting applications for judicial vacancies in the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. These vacancies are located in Del Rio and Laredo. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates from across the state to fill this vacancy. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, reviews applications, interviews candidates, and makes recommendations to the Senators.

“My experiences as a former judge and Attorney General of Texas have given me a deep understanding of how crucial it is that we have the most capable people sitting on the federal bench,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Enforcing and upholding the rule of law in Texas is of the utmost importance and I encourage all qualified individuals who are interested in serving to submit their information to the review committee.”

“It’s critical that these seats are filled by qualified individuals with a deep respect for the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Sen. Cruz. “There are many excellent men and women in Texas who fit that description and I encourage them all to apply.”

Senators Cornyn and Cruz invite qualified attorneys to seek appointment by submitting their resumes and completed questionnaires to both lawmakers’ offices. The questionnaire is available here.

Completed application packets must be received at the below email addresses no later than April 11, 2022. Email is strongly recommended because of delays due to security procedures involving Congressional mail. Submitted questionnaires will be reviewed by the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, and selected candidates will be invited to interview. Questions regarding applications may also be directed to the contacts listed below.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn
Attn: Ryan Raybould

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
Attn: Nicholas Ganjei