Stryker is seeking her fourth term as judge of the 224th District Court. A graduate of Villanova University’s school of law, she was a partner at Ball & Weed and McClenahan, Anderson & Stryker and has been a lawyer for more than 29 years.

Hear from the candidate

Why should voters choose you?

Voters should choose me because I have the experience as both a trial attorney and as a judge to fairly and efficiently handle the large volume of cases we see in Bexar County civil courts. I have a solid work ethic and have always treated the lawyers and the litigants with the dignity and respect that they deserve. I have provided leadership as we have navigated the difficult challenges of the pandemic and am able to work well with my peers. 

What do you see as the top challenge facing our local court system, and how should it be addressed?

The civil district courts right now are facing a backlog of cases that need to be tried as well inefficiencies in our current hybrid system (which was necessitated by Supreme Court order). In addition we have an open district court bench that has not been filled since Judge Sakai resigned last year. The judges have developed a new operating plan which will take effect on Nov. 1, 2022, that we are hopeful will start to clear our backlog, while at the same time allowing the attorneys and litigants to continue to use remote proceedings when it is most efficient. This new plan was developed by the Civil District Courts Committee (of which I am the chair). Hopefully this new plan as well as the additional district court judge that will be elected into Judge Sakai’s prior bench will help alleviate our backlog. 

The San Antonio Report’s 2022 Voter Guide

This article was assembled by various members of the San Antonio Report staff.