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Reyes E-Report: New federal Judge for El Paso, Reyes Urges UT Chancellor to Reverse Decision, Freight Shuttle Project


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Dear El Pasoans:

This past week I was proud to announce that the U.S. Senate confirmed David Campos Guaderrama to serve as a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

After a long nomination process, I am pleased that the Senate confirmed Judge David Campos Guaderrama to serve as a federal judge for the Western District of Texas. Guaderrama has served as a magistrate judge for the Western District of Texas and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience through a legal career that spans more than three decades.

The Texas Democratic Delegation, with my vote of confidence and support, unanimously recommended Judge Guaderrama to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in El Paso. I am pleased to have worked alongside Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Senator John Cornyn in seeing this confirmation through. Judge Guaderrama has shown an outstanding commitment to public service throughout his career, and I know he will serve the bench well -- with jurisprudence, fairness, rule of law -- and give all who come before him equal protections afforded to them by the U.S. Constitution. I am confident that Judge Guaderrama will serve the El Paso community with great distinction, honor and commitment for many years.

President Barack Obama nominated Judge David Campos Guaderrama to serve as a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in September 2011. The Texas Democratic Delegation, of which Congressman Reyes is a leading member, suggested to President Obama that Judge Guaderrama be the nominee for the position.

Judge David Campos Guaderrama has been a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Western District of Texas since October 2010. From 1995 to 2010, Judge Guaderrama served as a District Judge for the 243rd District Court of Texas in El Paso. Prior to serving as a judge, Judge Guaderrama spent seven years working as El Paso County's first Chief Public Defender, from 1987 to 1994. Judge Guaderrama began his legal career in 1979 as a sole practitioner and from 1980 to 1986 was a partner with the firm of Guaderrama and Guaderrama. Judge Guaderrama received his J.D. in 1979 from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his B.A. in 1975 from New Mexico State University. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in November 1979.

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