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Gov. Perry Appoints Simmons as Justice of Fourth Court of Appeals

Thursday, March 31, 2005  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Rebecca Simmons of San Antonio as justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals. She will serve for a term to expire at the next general election when she can opt to run for a full term.

“Judge Simmons has proven to be a hard-working judge in Bexar County. She will serve the people of the 32 county 4th Court well,” Sen. Leticia Van de Putte said. “I am proud to sponsor Judge Simmons through the confirmation process.”

Simmons serves as judge of the 408th District Court of Bexar County and is an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s Law School. She is director and chair elect of the Texas Bar Foundation, and secretary of the William S. Sessions American Inns of Court. Simmons serves as director and chair elect of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association.

A graduate of Austin College, she received a law degree from Baylor University Law School.

This appointment is subject to senate confirmation.

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