Governor Greg Abbott announced the person who will replace Paul Green, former justice of the Supreme Court. He said that he is appointing the next judge on the Texas Supreme Court.
While at a press conference in El Paso, the governor announced that he is appointing Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle as the next justice. The press conference was held at Stephen F. Austin High School, where Huddle was a graduate.
Huddle is currently managing partner of the Baker Botts Houston office and a former appellate justice in Houston.
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L Hecht said, “Rebeca Huddle brings remarkable experience to the Court.”
While at a news release, Hecht said, “a litigator who has spent her career in the courtroom, seven years as an appellate justice and, most recently, managing the flagship office of one of Texas’s oldest and largest law firms. She will serve the people of Texas with distinction, and the Court is proud to have her join us.”
Huddle will replace Paul Green, a former justice on the Supreme Court who retired in August.