BURNET — While the Republican primary isn’t until March, a Burnet County lawyer has announced he will be vying for the party’s nomination for the 424th District Judge seat.Evan Stubbs joined the race for the nomination Sept. 25. Dan Mills currently sits on the 424th bench, a position he’s held since the Texas Legislature created the court in 2007.
The court covers Burnet, Llano, Blanco and San Saba counties in conjunction with the 33rd Judicial District.
Stubbs, a sixth-generation resident of Burnet and Blanco counties, owns a private law practice in Lampasas but serves clients throughout Central Texas. He opened his office in 2004.
Along with practicing law, Stubbs maintains an active civic life which includes serving two terms on the Lampasas city council, three years on the board of the local chamber of commerce, currently serving on the rodeo committee. Stubbs also coaches youth sports, including his son’s Burnet Youth League football team, his son’s Little League Baseball team and his daughter’s soccer squad.
He grew up in Johnson City before going to college.
“I believe that it is time to give back to the people of this district that helped to raise me and instilled in me a strong sense of right and wrong,” Stubbs said. “I look forward to visiting with the voters of these four counties, addressing why I am the right candidate for this job and earning the support of those that do not already know me.”
Stubbs and his wife Terri live in northern Burnet County where they raise their three children: 9-year-old Owen, 5-year-old Aubrey and 3-year-old Alice.
Stubbs is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice in all courts of the state.
Texas Monthly magazine named Stubbs a Texas Super Lawyers-Rising Star.
He will likely face Mills in the March primaries with the winner moving on to the general election in November of 2014.