Ninth Court of Appeals


Chief Justice Scott Golemon

Place 1

Scott Golemon was born in 1959 in Houston, Texas, but he lived in Beaumont, Texas twice as a child, so he feels like he has come full circle when he became Chief Justice of the 9th District Court of Appeals in Beaumont on January 1, 2021. Scott had more of a rural background in farming, ranching and construction, who felt... Read more

Justice Hollis Horton

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Justice Horton grew up in a small farming community in Northwest Texas on land that was part of the XIT ranch. At various times, his family owned farms, ranches, a hardware store, a farm implement company, a drilling company, a pump company, and a bank. Working in many of these businesses while growing up, Horton's work experience has varied from... Read more

Justice Leanne Johnson

Place 3

In 2013, Governor Rick Perry appointed Justice Johnson to serve on the Ninth Court of Appeals. She was elected to the Court by the voters in 2014 to serve the remainder of an unexpired term, and she was then re-elected in November 2018 for a full six-year term. She is the first woman to serve on the Texas Ninth Court... Read more

Justice Jay Wright

Place 2

Jay Wright was elected to this office on January 1, 2023.