Justice Nora Longoria, who currently sits on the 13th Court of Appeals, has announced her intention to seek reelection in 2018. She is unopposed in the Democratic primary, but faces a challenger in November. Her opponent is Greg Perkes, a lawyer from Corpus.
Justice Longoria was born in Edinburg, Texas on December 10, 1964. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Mary Longoria. Nora attended elementary and high schools in Edinburg, Texas.
She attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and is a proud Texas Aggie, Class of ’87. Justice Longoria is also a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1990, and is also proud to be a Texas Longhorn.
Prior to taking the bench, Longoria practiced in a private practice for over 20 years, representing clients from all walks of life. Before taking the bench, she was a name partner with the McAllen law firm of Hockema and Longoria, LLP.
Since being sworn in on January of 2013, Justice Longoria has served as your Justice on the Court of Appeals, Place 2, which has jurisdiction over the following 20 counties: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Cameron, De Witt, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wharton and Willacy counties.
The 13th Court of Appeals hears criminal and civil matters that are appealed from the county and district courts throughout the 20 counties that compromise the 13th Court of Appeals. Over the last 5 years, she has authored over 550 opinions, and continues to work hard to maintain an efficient docket.
Justice Longoria is a graduate of Leadership McAllen, and has served on the Hidalgo Bar Association Board of Directors. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a prestigious group of trial lawyers selected through a process that confirms each member to have tried at least 20 jury trials to a verdict. Her hobbies include yoga, reading, and spoiling her three dogs.
Justice Longoria is up for reelection in November of 2018, and humbly asks for your vote and your support. She will be hitting the campaign trail throughout the remainder of the year and looks forward to meeting voters!
For more information, visit her FB page @justicenoralongoria. Campaign volunteers are welcome. For more information, please call Patty at 956-994-8800.