Judge Rex Emerson has announced that on December 3rd, the opening day to file for a place on the Primary ballot, he filed as a Republican candidate for District Judge of the 198th Judicial District.
Emerson is a proven steward of the citizen’s resources who will continue his integrated teamwork approach to efficiently manage the Court’s docket. His integrity and reputation for fairness will be applied to ensure timely decisive justice for all parties.
Rex Emerson is a Texas native who has lived in Kerr County since 1994. He and his wife Kelli have been married for 26 years. They have three children and two grand children. Emerson is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Kerr County Bar Association (past president), College of the State Bar, Texas Bar Foundation, Juvenile Justice Association, and a past member of the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association and National Association of District Attorneys. He has been active in the community as past president of the Hill Country Crisis council, treasurer of the Hill Country Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, Kerr County Leadership class of 2004, Kiwanis member, Boy Scout Assistant Scout-master, Tivy High School Booster Club Board member, and is an active member of First United Methodist church.
Following a successful 14 year business career, and prior to his judicial appointment, Emerson practiced law as the elected Kerr County Attorney, Special Juvenile prosecutor 198th Judicial District, City of Kerrville Municipal Court prosecutor, and as partner in private practice representing clients in civil, family, cps, juvenile, and criminal cases. He has regularly interacted with the Texas Attorney General’s office and multiple State and County entities.
Emerson was appointed by Governor Perry to fill the vacancy created when Judge Karl Prohl retired. He was sworn in on October 30th and immediately assumed the judicial duties required to represent all five counties. Emerson’s campaign treasurer is Harold Crocker and campaign manager is Guy Bason. Rex would welcome any constructive comments or suggestions and may be reached at 792-2290.