Senator Cornyn

Cornyn, Cruz Extend Application Deadline for Judicial Vacancies in Laredo and Del Rio

May 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that they are extending the deadline for applications to the judicial vacancies in the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas.  The updated deadline for applications is June 1, 2022 for the vacancies 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.

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 June 1, 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