Leslie Lester Osborne (Democrat Challenger)
Leslie Lester Osborne is an attorney in private practice.
Lester Osborne received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1995.
Elizabeth Lang-Miers (Republican Incumbent)
Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers has served on the Fifth Court of Appeals since 2003. She was a law clerk to Justice James A. Finch Jr. on the Missouri Supreme Court.
Lang-Miers received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. She has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1977.
Lang-Miers has received the Texas Bar Foundation Samuel Pessarra Outstanding Jurist Award, University of Missouri School of Law Citation of Merit for Outstanding Achievement and Meritorious Service in the Law, Texas Center for the Judiciary Judicial Section Chair’s Award of Excellence and the State Bar of Texas Judge Sam Williams Leadership Awards and Presidential Citations.
Justice Lang-Miers has been endorsed by TLRPAC and the Texas Civil Justice League PAC.