Gina Benavides (Democrat Incumbent)
Justice Gina Benavides has served on the 13th Court of Appeals since 2007. She is a former personal injury trial lawyer, focused on toxic torts, product liability and commercial litigation.
Benavides received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. She has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1988.
Clarissa Silva (Republican Challenger)
Clarissa Silva is an assistant district attorney for Nueces County.
Silva received a law degree from Texas Southern University and has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 2008. She is board certified in juvenile law.
Silva has been endorsed by TLRPAC and the Texas Civil Justice League PAC.