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Ahead of the November general election, Empower Texans has announced the organization’s endorsement of Jeff Boyd for re-election to Texas’ highest court.

The president of Empower Texans, Michael Quinn Sullivan, said Boyd’s record on the Supreme Court of Texas demonstrates a commitment to judicial restraint.

“Jeff Boyd is a proven jurist who has worked to diligently uphold the rule of law,” said Sullivan. “Texans can count on Justice Boyd to continue fairly applying the law, not creating it from the bench.”

While county, district, appeals and high-court judges are on the same ballot as gubernatorial and congressional races, Sullivan noted that too many Texans bypass those races.

“In Texas, citizens have the unique right to select the men and women who sit on the bench. It’s incumbent on us to exercise that right, become informed about judges’ records and the judicial philosophy of those seeking the offices,” added Sullivan.

Boyd was first appointed to fill a vacancy on the court by Gov. Rick Perry in December of 2012. He previously served as the governor’s chief of staff and general counsel. Boyd has also served as deputy attorney general under both John Cornyn and Greg Abbott. He spent 15 years in private practice. Before going to law school, Boyd served as youth and family minister of the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ in Austin.

The Texas Supreme Court is the court of last resort for civil matters in the Lone Star State.