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Cruz, Cornyn Extending Application Deadline for Judicial Vacancies in Laredo and Del Rio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced they are extending their deadline for candidate applications to fill U.S. District Court judicial vacancies in the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 1.

These vacancies are located in Del Rio and Laredo. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates from across the state to fill this vacancy. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, reviews applications, interviews candidates, and makes recommendations to the Senators.

“It’s critical that these seats are filled by qualified individuals with a deep respect for the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Sen. Cruz.“There are many excellent men and women in Texas who fit that description and I encourage them all to apply.”

“My experiences as a former judge and Attorney General of Texas have given me a deep understanding of how crucial it is that we have the most capable people sitting on the federal bench,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Enforcing and upholding the rule of law in Texas is of the utmost importance and I encourage all qualified individuals who are interested in serving to submit their information to the review committee.”

Senators Cruz and Cornyn invite qualified attorneys to seek appointment by submitting their resumes and completed questionnaires to both lawmakers’ offices. The questionnaire is available here.

Completed application packets must be received at the below email addresses no later than June 1, 2022. Email is strongly recommended because of delays due to security procedures involving Congressional mail. Submitted questionnaires will be reviewed by the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, and selected candidates will be invited to interview. Questions regarding applications may also be directed to the contacts listed below.


U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Attn: Nicholas Ganjei

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

Attn: Ryan Raybould