Republican Primary Candidate

Emily A. Miskel

Emily A. Miskel

Office: Justice, 5Th Court Of Appeals Dist, Pl 4
Candidacy Status: Candidate
Ballot Position In Contest: 1
Primary Results: Won - Advances To General Election

 Phone: 972-885-8510



Candidate Statement:
As an experienced trial judge, I ask for your support in my campaign to succeed the retiring justice of the 5th Court of Appeals, Place 4. Only 2 Republicans remain on the Dallas Court of Appeals. I respect the constitutional division of powers, and as justice, I will apply the law as written and never legislate from the bench. Vote for Judge Emily Miskel, a principled and fair judge who will transparently follow the rule of law.

Judge Miskel received her law degree from Harvard Law School and is double board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Judge Miskel serves on the Texas Judicial Council, the policy-making body for the state judiciary, and on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee for the State Bar of Texas. In 2020, the United States Supreme Court Chief Justice presented her with the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from the National Center for State Courts.

Oil & Gas Experience
Judge Miskel graduated in the top 15% of her class at Stanford, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, she worked in the oil and gas industry as a project engineer for several years, designing and permitting refinery and pipeline construction projects. She was a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Mechanical Engineering in California from 2005-2011.

Technology Experience
From 2020-2021, Judge Miskel served as the Local Administrative District Judge of Collin County, and coordinated the courts’ COVID response, keeping Collin County's courts open and running throughout pandemic. Judge Miskel held the first virtual bench trial in Texas and the first virtual jury trial in the world. During the pandemic, national news media including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Inside Edition, and more, covered her tireless efforts to keep courts open for justice. The United States Supreme Court Chief Justice wrote that “she has been generous with her peers throughout the country in helping them solve problems and carry forward the work of our legal system.” Judge Miskel serves on the Computer & Technology Section Council for the State Bar of Texas. In addition to publishing a book on wiretapping, she has published and presented to judges and attorneys nationwide about technology issues in the law. She frequently speaks on legal technology topics such as electronic evidence, e-discovery, data theft, interception of communications, and online impersonation.



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The Republican Primary In Texas

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, after the statute-specified period of early voting and absentee voting, the primary elections of the Republican Party will take place throughout Texas.

A primary election is an election in which registered voters in their county of residence will select candidates that they believe should represent the Republican Party for certain elected office to run in the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

In the primary elections in Texas, registered voters will select candidates for certain Federal offices, State offices and County offices. The primary elections are also used to select party convention delegates and party leaders. Candidates for these offices have to meet the requirements of the office and file by the deadline in December 2021 in order to appear on the ballot.

The State of Texas employs an open primary system. In this system, voters do not have to register with a party in advance to participate in that party's primary. The voter must sign a pledge stating the following (the language below is taken directly from state statutes):

“The following pledge shall be placed on the primary election ballot above the listing of candidates' names: 'I am a Republican and understand that I am ineligible to vote or participate in another political party's primary election or convention during this voting year.”