Based in San Antonio, the Fourth Court of Appeals is a seven-judge body that hears appellate cases from 32 counties in the Hill Country and South Texas. McCray is seeking election to his first judicial position. A graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, he has practiced criminal law, including appellate work, for more than 30 years in state and federal court. He also has served as a lead prosecutor in two Texas district attorney offices.

Hear from the candidate

Why should voters choose you?

A candidate for the Fourth Court of Appeals should have extensive, relevant experience in the kinds of cases that appear before the court, and a reputation for competency in the legal community. I have 32 years of experience (25 board-certified) both as a trial and appellate attorney representing the rights of indigent and underserved individuals before courts throughout Texas.

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

Like trial court judges, justices of the Courts of Appeal should be fair, impartial and independent, and have substantial experience practicing law before the courts and representing individuals within the community. Our judicial system should promote the availability, quality of services and accessibility to justice for all Texans as the foremost challenge of our judicial system. 

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