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Yard Signs Are In!

I am pleased to share with you that our yard signs are in! We are now counting down the days until March 4th and I need your help. I have some great canvassers who are working hard this week to help me distribute yard signs and prepare for early voting. However, if we are going to prevail in this election, I am going to need as many hands on deck as I can get!

Please email to sign up to:

1. I want a yard sign.

2. Make calls, block walk, or volunteer at a polling place. 

3. Click here to make a donation.

Please contribute to my campaign however you can. Your continued support means so much to me and I couldn’t do it without you. These final weeks will be long and tiring, but I believe we can succeed in this race for re-election with your generous support. Thank you and I hope to see you on the campaign trail.

Calling All Democrats!

My campaign for reelection to County Court at Law #3 is in full force now with early voting right around the corner and the primary only weeks away. I am honored to have been endorsed by many great Democratic clubs and organizations around Travis County in my race so far:

Austin Environmental Democrats
Austin Tejano Democrats
Austin Progressive Coalition
Austin Young Democrats
Capital Area Asian American Democrats
Capital Area Progressive Democrats
Central Austin Democrats
Circle C Area Democrats
Northeast Travis County Democrats
North by Northwest Democrats
South Austin Democrats
Stonewall Democrats of Austin
University Democrats

Though we have made great progress thus far, there is still much work to be done. I need your help if we are going to prevail in this election. Travis County Democrats need to know my name and face before they enter the polls. You can help me get the word out! We have paid canvassing positions and volunteer positions available. Please contact to sign up now!

Your support is truly appreciated and something I will not soon forget. The people of Travis County need to know who the proven leader is and you can help. I will continue my efforts to build on what we accomplished in my first term and work hard to make County Court at Law #3 even more efficient and just. Thank you again for your support and I hope to see you out there on the campaign trail!

We Need You!

Early voting starts in just 26 days and we are firing on all cylinders for the re-election campaign!

I’m humbled to have the support of local Democratic leaders like Senator Kirk Watson, State Representatives Donna Howard, Dawnna Dukes, and Eddie Rodriguez, 38 precinct chairs, Central Labor Council, Stonewall Democrats, Travis County Sheriff’s Officers Association, and Travis County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Association.

Now I need you!

I’m proud of what we have accomplished in our first term and I am excited by what we can do over the next four years. The work is just getting started and the election is already just weeks away.

That is why your support is so humbling. I’ll be releasing my full supporter list in the next few days, and I would be honored if your name was on that list. I hope you will join the supporter list right now!

It has been a lifelong dream to be a judge and I can’t thank you all enough for making that dream a reality. Thank you so much and back to the campaign trail.

Block Walking This Saturday

My campaign has reached a crucial point and I am going to need a lot of help in order to keep moving forward.

This Saturday, please join my team block walk to inform voters who the proven leader is! We need to speak with as many people in their homes as we can this weekend.

I hope you can attend and thank you for your continued support.

AFSCME and CLC Endorses

I’m honored to have received the endorsement from AFSCME and the Central Labor Council. As a union guy and member of AFSCME Local 1624, this endorsement is particularly important to me. I’m proud to have earned their support.

The Race Is On

I have an opponent in the upcoming Democratic March primary and I need your support to continue our progress.

It has been my sincere privilege to serve the people of Travis County for the past 30 years. Your help and support have allowed me to achieve my dream of serving as judge of County Court at Law #3 for the last three of these years. When I ran for office in 2010, I pledged to make my court one for the community and I have worked diligently to fulfill that goal. With your help, I will continue to make our courts more accessible and educate our community inside and outside the courtroom on criminal justice issues.

Will you sign up as a supporter to show folks we are the consensus, community candidate?

This is a pivotal point in the campaign. Now I need your support more than ever. I hope you will sign up as a supporter and make a donation today so we are able to run an aggressive campaign.

It’s Official

Yesterday, I filed for re-election to serve another four-year term as Judge of Travis County Court at Law #3. It has been my sincere honor to serve our community on the Travis County Criminal Bench since 2011.

Special thanks to County Chair Jan Soifer and all of the Travis County Democratic Party staff for their work running our primary election.IMG_1614

Justice for All

It has been a sincere honor to serve as the presiding judge of County Court at Law #3 since January, 2011. I thank you for the opportunity to serve the Travis County community. I would like to take this time to ask for your support as I seek re-election in 2014. As your judge, I pledge to continue working diligently. I will take my experience and dedication to face new challenges, make tough decisions and improve the criminal justice system for every person who comes through my court.

Before my election to the Travis County bench in 2010, I spent 20 years as a Travis County prosecutor. As a trial court chief, I tried hundreds of jury trials and trial related matters, mentored young prosecutors starting out in the courts, taught classes at law enforcement academies, lectured at the UT Law School Defense Clinic, and spoke at CLE conferences. A duty I took seriously during my time at the Travis County Attorney’s Office was acting as a resource and teacher to university and law school students. As a trial court judge, I have continued to help law students and young attorneys on both sides of the bar become better legal advocates for their clients and our community.

Continue reading Justice for All

Re-Election Reception for Judge John Lipscombe

It has been my sincere honor to serve as your judge in County Court at Law #3 since 2011. I will be forever grateful for this incredible opportunity. Now I humbly ask for your continued support as I seek re-election in 2014.

As your judge, I pledge to continue my commitment to improve the criminal justice system in every way I can. Through my dedication and experience, I will face new challenges, make tough decisions, and work diligently to uphold the time honored traditions of dignity, respect and justice for all that have filled the halls of the Travis County Courthouse for many, many decades.

Please join me on Thursday, November 14th for a reception at the Allan House from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Details for the event are below.


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