Fourteenth Court of Appeals
Justice John Donovan was elected to the 14th Court of Appeals in November 2012. Justice Donovan took his oath of office on January 1, 2013 to begin serving his six-year term at the Court. Prior to his election to the 14thCOurt, Justice Donovan was elected to the 113th Texas State District Court in November 2010 and presided as Judge of the 113th Texas State District Court from January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2013. He was elected to the 61st Texas State District Court in November 1996 and presided as judge of the 61st Texas State District Court from January 1, 1997 to 2008. From 2009 to 2010, Judge John Donovan served as Director of Judicial and Legal Issues for Harris County Judge Ed Emmett; resolving judicial and legal issues concerning the citizens of Harris County.