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Eva Guzman

Born: Jan 12, 1961

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Eva Guzman

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1961
Birth Place : Chicago

Eva Martinez Guzman is a member of the Texas Supreme Court, the body of final appeal in civil and juvenile law in Texas. She was appointed to Place 9 on the court by Governor Rick Perry in the fall of 2009 to fill the seat vacated by Justice Scott Brister, who resigned with more than a year left in his term. All nine Supreme Court justices are Republican. Guzman won the GOP nomination for the seat in the primary election held on March 2, 2010. She defeated Judge Rose Vela of the 13th Court of Appeals, 721,456 to 384,135. In the November 2 general election, Guzman defeated Democrat Blake H. Bailey. Guzman is one of seven children of Mexican immigrant parents. She was reared in Houston, where she graduated in 1979 from the predominantly Hispanic Austin High School. A resident of Cypress in Harris County, she is the first Hispanic woman to serve on the high court. Another Hispanic, David Medina, was elected to the court in 2006. Guzman was recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association as "Latina Judge of the Year" and as "2009 Judge of the Year" by the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas Foundation.


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