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Judge John Bailey: Community Leader with Local Roots

Around here, the Bailey name is synonymous with integrity and public service. Both of Judge John Bailey’s parents dedicated their lives to serving their local community—I guess that’s why it seems to come so naturally to him.

Judge Bailey is a product of the district he represents on the 11th Court of Appeals. He grew up in Cisco and was valedictorian of his class at Cisco High School. Then after graduating with high honors from Tarleton State University and the Texas Tech School of Law, Judge Bailey and his wife, Sarah, have been active leaders in the community for many years. He was previously elected to the Cisco College Board of Regents and has served as president of the Abilene Young Lawyers Association, the Eastland County Museum Association and the Cisco Livestock Show Association. Judge Bailey is also the proud voice of Cisco Loboes Football!

Judge John Bailey: A True Conservative

Recently Judge Bailey was appointed by Republican Governor Rick Perry to the 11th Court of Appeals. He believes that a judge should strictly apply the law as written, NOT legislate from the bench. His conservative principles not only won the trust of Governor Perry, but also the endorsement of former Chief Justice Austin McCloud and Justice Rick Strange of the 11th Court of Appeals—as well as Republican State Representative Jim Keffer and conservative leaders across the district.

Judge John Bailey: Experienced Justice

Prior to receiving the gubernatorial appointment, Judge Bailey had served as a senior staff attorney at the 11th Court of Appeals for the past 12 years. During this time, he handled hundreds of cases before this court and worked with each of the previous 8 Justices and Chief Justices. Also while in private practice, Judge Bailey was named the “Outstanding Young Lawyer in Abilene.”

“There is no one better qualified than John Bailey in this race. His conservative principles, court experience and honesty are an unmatched asset to this court and the families of this district.”

Justice Austin McCloud—Former Chief Justice, 11th Court of Appeals


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