Charles Spain (Democrat Challenger)
Judge Charles Spain is an associate municipal court judge for the city of Houston. He is a former senior staff attorney for the Texas First Court of Appeals, a former staff attorney for the Texas Third Court of Appeals and a former briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court.
Spain received a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a law degree from Baylor University. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1988 and is board certified in civil appellate law.
He received the State Bar of Texas LGBT Law Section Judge Norman W. Black and Founders awards and is a member of the National Order of Barristers.
Marc Brown (Republican Incumbent)
Justice Marc Brown has served on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals since 2013. He was judge of the 180th District Court of Harris County and an assistant district attorney in Harris County, with more than 20 years of prosecutorial experience.
Brown received bachelor’s degrees in political science and government from The University of Texas and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1988.
Brown was named Texas Prosecutor of the Year by the Texas Narcotics Officers Association in 2003.
Justice Brown has been endorsed by TLRPAC and the Texas Civil Justice League PAC.