Judicial Candidate Debate


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria, BV 1.328 Time: 6:00 PM

Get to know more about the Bexar County Criminal District Court candidates' stance on the issues on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at the UTSA Downtown Campus in the Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) during the Judicial Candidate Debate hosted by the League of Women Voters San Antonio Area and the UTSA College of Public Policy. This event will be livestreamed by NOWCast SA. You may watch the program remotely by accessing this link: http://nowcastsa.com/blogs/webcast-judicial-candidate-debate

The purpose of the debate is to prepare citizens to make informed decisions when they vote in the Democratic and Republican Primary Election on March 6. 

Candidates who will be present:

Karl Alexander Republican Criminal 187th
David Martin Republican Criminal 226th
Kristen Mulliner Republican Criminal 226th
Libby Wiedermann Republican Criminal 226th
Joe Contreras Republican Criminal 187th
Jan Ischy-Prins Republican Criminal 187th
Veronica Legarreta Republican Criminal 187th
Virginia Maurer Republican Criminal 187th
Todd McCray Republican Criminal 226th
Joey Perez Democrat Criminal 226th
Jennifer Peña Democrat Criminal 290th

Why judicial elections are so important?

The League of Women Voters Voters' Guide states that voting decisions in judicial races are among the most important ones that a Texas voter can make. Judges make decisions about fundamental issues that affect us -- family life, education, health care, civil rights, public safety, discrimination, housing and employment. These decisions have a lasting impact on the public. It is crucial for judges to make fair decisions that are non-biased with consideration of the facts and the law.


Download copy of our flyer

Visit www.votetexas.gov/voting/what.html to see who is on the public office candidate listing.

You may also visit www.bexar.org/1568/Elections-Department for more info.

Click here to view the League of Women’s Voters – Voters’ Guide

Full a full list of candidates, refer to this sample ballot for the Bexar County Primary.

UTSA's 1604 campus is an early voting site. Early voting is from Feb. 20 - March 2. See article on UTSA Today for more info.

For questions or concerns, please contact our office at (210) 458-2530 or email copp@utsa.edu or contact Phyllis Ingram at pingram1@satx.rr.com

The UTSA College of Public Policy hosts public forums, debates and other events to raise awareness of challenges affecting the community and to engage citizens on public policy issues.  All components of the College, including its departments, institutes and centers are heavily involved in the engagement of community residents and leaders in addressing a wide variety of social, economic, political, demographic, and environmental issues affecting our community, region and state.