Justice Eva Guzman

Robinson Challenges Guzman: Is Guzman Just Too Photogenic?

Savannah Robinson Cr.: Facebook Page
Savannah Robinson
Cr.: Facebook Page

SAVANNAH ROBINSON’S LACK OF ONLINE PRESENCE WILL COST HER THE ELECTION

When facing a very photogenic and experienced incumbent such as Eva Guzman a candidate should have a campaign that comes out swinging. Not so for Savannah Robinson. RobeProbe was unable to find a dedicated website for Robinson’s campaign. But Guzman’s website is slick and showcases her very photogenic, graceful and stylish look. Although Robinson has a Facebook page, it seems not to have been updated. Guzman’s page, however, is just as impressive as her website. A visitor to Robinson’s Facebook page actually said this:

“Hi Savannah. I was going through my ballot choices and didn’t recognize you. There isn’t too much information out there and I was wondering if you had a link to your opinions on some major issues facing us here in Texas and across the US. Thanks and good luck with your campaign.”

If someone were to bet against Guzman winning by just looking at the online presence of these opponents, they’d be betting wrong.

SAVANNAH ROBINSON:

University of Texas Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1981

Licensed to Practice Law in Texas since 1981. In private practice in Danbury.

Justice Eva Guzman
Justice Eva Guzman

EVA GUZMAN:

Eva Guzman joined the Supreme Court of Texas in 2009, making history as the first Latina to sit on the state’s highest civil court. The next year, the people of Texas elected her to a full term. And Eva Guzman became the first Hispanic woman elected to statewide office in Texas. A proud Texan, Eva Guzman strives for excellence in her work on our state’s highest civil court. Justice Guzman believes “a judge’s highest duty is to uphold the Constitution.”

Before taking her seat on the high court, Justice Guzman served at two other levels of the state judiciary, authoring hundreds of published opinions as a justice on the Houston-based Fourteenth Court of Appeals and disposing of thousands of cases as judge of the 309th District Court in Harris County. Now in her sixteenth year on the bench, Justice Guzman consistently receives high marks in judicial evaluation polls as well as accolades from professional, civic, and law enforcement groups. Her honors and awards are many.

As the Supreme Court of Texas Liaison to the Texas Access to Justice Commission, Justice Guzman works hard to expand access to justice in civil legal matters for low-income Texans. She also chairs the high court’s Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Families, working with leaders across the state to improve outcomes for Texas’s most vulnerable children and families. In addition to bringing big vision to this important work, Justice Guzman lends leadership and fresh ideas to other institutions within the legal community:

  • Board of Trustees for The Center for American and International Law
  • Duke University School of Law Board of Visitors
  • Board of Trustees of South Texas College of Law
  • Executive Committee, Appellate Judges Conference-American Bar Association Judicial Division
  • Advisor to the American Law Institute

Before taking the bench in 1999, Justice Guzman enjoyed a successful ten-year legal career in Houston. She holds a B.B.A. from The University of Houston, a law degree from South Texas College of Law, and an LL.M from Duke University School of Law.

Married for over 25 years, Justice Guzman and her husband are parents to one daughter, who recently graduated from Harvard University.