Edward Smith (Democrat Challenger)
Edward Smith is an attorney who primarily does personal injury work.
Smith received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Following law school, Smith clerked with the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 2005.
Cindy Olson Bourland (Republican Incumbent)
Justice Cindy Olson Bourland has served on the Third Court of Appeals since 2015. Before joining the Court, her legal practice focused on litigation concerning contract, non-competition, trademark and e-commerce disputes. She is a former adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
Bourland received a bachelor’s degree in English from Southwestern University and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. She has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1994.
Justice Bourland has been endorsed by TLRPAC, the Texas Civil Justice League PAC, Congressman and former Williamson County Judge John Carter, former Third Court of Appeals Justice Alan Waldrop, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.