The Texas Constitution establishes the Commission on Judicial Conduct as a 13 member body. Its members, who receive no pay for their service, serve six-year terms. The members of the Commission include:

  • Six judges appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas, one from each of the following court levels: appellate, district, county court at law, constitutional county, justice of the peace, and municipal;
  • Two attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Texas, who are not judges; and
  • Five citizen members appointed by the Governor, who are neither attorneys nor judges.

All appointments are from varying appellate districts of the state, except that the citizen members, justice of the peace and judge of the municipal court are selected at large. The Texas Senate confirms all appointees.

Officers

CHAIR

Hon. Douglas S. Lang
Appellate Court Justice, Dallas
Appointed By Texas Supreme Court
Term Expires:11/19/2019

VICE CHAIR

Hon. Catherine N. Wylie
Municipal Court Judge, Houston
Appointed By Texas Supreme Court
Term Expires:11/19/2021

SECRETARY

Hon. David C. Hall
County Court at Law, Sweetwater
Appointed By Texas Supreme Court
Term Expires:11/19/2021

Members

Name
Position
Location
Appointed By
Term Expires
Hon. Demetrius K. Bivins
Attorney
Houston
State Bar of Texas
11/19/2019
Hon. David M. Russell
Public Member
Dripping Springs
Governor
11/19/2019
Hon. David M. Patronella
Justice of the Peace
Houston
Texas Supreme Court
11/19/2021
Hon. Tramer J. Woytek
County Judge
Hallettsville
Texas Supreme Court
11/19/2023
Hon. Darrick L. McGill
Public Member
Georgetown
Governor
11/19/2021
Hon. Sujeeth B. Draksharam
Public Member
Sugarland
Governor
11/19/2021
Hon. Ruben G. Reyes
District Court Judge
Lubbock
Texas Supreme Court
11/19/2023
Hon. Ronald E. Bunch
Attorney
Waxahachie
State Bar of Texas
11/19/2023
Hon. Maricela Alvarado
Public Member
Harlingen
Governor
11/19/2023
Hon. Amy Suhl
Public Member
Sugar Land
Governor
11/19/2023