Steven Wayne Smith

Steven Wayne Smith

Born Oct 26, 1961

Steven Wayne Smith, is a Republican former Texas Supreme Court associate justice, who was defeated for renomination in 2004 through the active opposition of Governor Rick Perry. He was unseated by Paul W. Green. Smith again lost – very narrowly – a bid for nomination to the court in the March 7, 2006, GOP primary, when Perry again opposed his candidacy. Smith did not file to run in the March 4, 2008, Republican primary for the high court.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on October 26, 1961.


1986 24 Years Old He graduated with honors in 1986. … Read More


1997 35 Years Old …  He opposed the then incumbent Deborah Hankinson, who had been appointed to the body in 1997 by then-Governor George W. Bush. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old …  Under the Texas Constitution, after he resigned in 2001 to run for Texas Attorney General. an election had to be scheduled for fall 2002 for the remaining two years of Abbott's original term.


2002 40 Years Old Smith was elected to the court in 2002 by first defeating Xavier Rodriguez, an appointee of Governor Rick Perry, in the Republican primary.
Thus, Smith had to run for re-election in 2004.
2005 43 Years Old …  He opposed Justice Don R. Willett of Austin, a Baylor and Duke University Law School graduate who was appointed to the bench in fall 2005 by Governor Perry to replace newly confirmed Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Priscilla Owen.
2006 44 Years Old Both Willett and Smith took conservative legal positions with respect to the high court, which hears civil and juvenile appeals cases. Bush announced on January 19, 2006, that he was supporting Willett. … Read More


2016 54 Years Old 1 More Event
He shares the name of the Republican governor of Wisconsin, who withdrew from the 2016 presidential election. … Read More
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