Chris Brown, who currently serves Hale County as first assistant district attorney, has announced his candidacy for judge of the 242nd District Court for Hale, Castro and Swisher counties, subject to the March 4 Republican primary. The seat will be vacated with the retirement of Judge Ed Self.
Being raised the son of an Air Force chief master sergeant and teacher, Brown lived in various cities spanning the globe, but spent the majority of his childhood in San Angelo.
Brown graduated from Texas Tech Law School in 2003 with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and received his license to practice law in Texas in November 2003. With firm and private practice experience in family and defense law under his belt, Brown was recruited to join the Hale County District Attorney’s office in 2007. Since beginning work with the Hale County DA’s Office, he has represented the State of Texas in more than 120 felony jury trials.
Brown’s wife of 13 years, Sarah, is a native of San Angelo. They have one daughter, Cassidy, a kindergartener at Highland Elementary, with another child due this November. They have lived in Plainview since 2007.
The Browns are active members of Plainview Bible Church where Browns serves on the worship team.
“The support I have received to run for district judge has been humbling. The conservative values and ethical convictions I was raised with have shown in my work as first assistant district attorney,”
“Over the years, I have built a reputation of being a tough but fair prosecutor. I plan to bring those same values and convictions to the job of district judge. The simple truth is I want this job and would be honored to have your vote.”