Travis County Judge

Andy Brown was elected Travis County judge in a special 2020 election. He is the founder of Andy Brown & Associates, PLLC, an Austin-based law firm. He has worked extensively in Democratic politics in Texas. In 1996, he was a field organizer for the Texas Democratic Party. He was a legislative aide to former Texas Speaker of the House Pete Laney in 2001. In 2004, he served as campaign manager for Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Andy was the Travis County Democratic Party Chair from 2008 to 2013. He is a graduate of Colorado College, and the University of Texas School of Law. He sits on the boards of the Central Texas Media Foundation and The Sobering Center Austin, which he helped establish.

Republican: Rupal Chaudhari

Travis County Clerk

Republican: Susan Haynes


Dyana Limon Mercado has been executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes since 2020. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she worked for the Austin Municipal Court and in the Travis County Central Booking Facility. In 2018, Dyana was elected as the first Hispanic person to chair the Travis County Democratic Party. Her experience includes advocacy work with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, the Texas Medical Association, and serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. She has served on community boards that focus on women's rights and healthcare, including YWCA Greater Austin, the Austin Commission for Women, and Central Health Community Champions. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University and an MBA in International Business from University of Texas at San Antonio.

Travis County District Clerk


Velva L. Price has been District Clerk since 2015. She was the first African-American woman to serve as president of the Austin Bar Association. She has also served as president of the Austin Black Lawyers Association, the Travis County Women Lawyers Association and Central Austin Democrats. Velva has been a precinct chair, chair of the City of Austin Minority/Woman Business Advisory Committee and board member of the State Bar of Texas and Volunteer Legal Services. She also has served on the Texas Supreme Court Grievance Oversight Committee and chair of the local Grievance Committee. She has been chair of the Travis County Civil Service Commission for Sheriff’s Office Employees and sits on the boards/commissions of the Black Austin Democrats, City of Austin Ethics Commission. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

Travis County Treasurer


Dolores Ortega-Carter has held office as Travis County treasurer since 1987. She is a past president of the County Treasurers Association of Texas, a group that represents the 245 counties.


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Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3


Sylvia Holmes was elected Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, in 2018. Previously, she was associate director of Legal Services for Students at the University of Texas at Austin and had experience in small claims and misdemeanor criminal law. Her experience also included Texas State University, Attorney for Students; Achieving Community Together, City of San Marcos; president, University Student Legal Services Association - Western Region, and National Legal Aid Defender Association - Student Legal Services. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the UT-Austin and Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Travis County Probate Court


Guy Herman has been Travis County Probate Court judge since 1985. Previously, he was Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, from 1980-85. He has been presiding judge of Statutory Probate Judges of Texas and president of Texas College of Probate Judges. In 2019, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas Task Force for Procedures Related to Mental Health and the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health Legislative Research Committee. He has served on the Texas State Bar Committee on Pattern Jury Charges – Family and Probate. He has been chair of the Guardianship Work Group created by the Texas Senate Interim Committee on Health & Human Services. He has organized the Travis County Mental Health Coordinating Council. He has Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.