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Judge, County Court at Law #1

General Election - Tuesday, November 6, 2018(Early Voting: Monday, October 22-Friday, November 2, 2018)A Lubbock County Court at Law Judge serves a 4-year term.

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    Mark Hocker
    (Rep)

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Biographical Information

Training and Experience: Describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. (325 characters, approx. 50 words)

Specialty Courts: How does the growing trend toward specialty courts improve legal procedures in Lubbock county? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

Speedy and Fair Justice: Explain the role of the judge in ensuring that justice is both speedy and fair. (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

Campaign Phone (806) 438-8222
Email for public contact: JudgeHocker@gmail.com
Education Doctor of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University School of Law 1998; Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University College of Architecture, Cum Laude 1995.
7 years on the bench of Lubbock CCAL#1; 13 years as an attorney practicing criminal and civil litigation before that, including both criminal prosecution and defense experience; tried more than 200 criminal jury trials as a lawyer; teach annually on the Constitution, criminal law, mental health, and indigence determination.
Specialty Courts allow us to intensely focus on members of our population with high risk and high need addiction problems, in order to restore them to sobriety, to their families, and to our community. No other criminal justice program has as much success at reducing recidivism and protecting our community.
Justice delayed is all too often justice denied. The judge must push the cases through the system so that they are resolved in as timely a manner as justice will allow. The right of the accused to a fair trial and the victim to justice must be respected. It is the judge who drives the docket by setting the cases for hearings and trials, and holding the lawyers and parties to their settings.