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Lubbock DA Gets Appointment to District Court Job

Gov. Perry Appoints Sowder as Judge of 99th District Court

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of William Charles Sowder of Shallowater as judge of the 99th district court in Lubbock County.  Sowder will serve for a term until the next general election when he can opt to run for a full term. 

Sowder is the criminal district attorney for Lubbock County, where he has served since 1995.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, and the National District Attorneys Association.  Sowder serves as a trustee of Wayland Baptist University, vice president of Youth Corps, board member of Family Coaching and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Shallowater.  He also is a member of the U.S. Army Reserves serving as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) reserve officer at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

A graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, he received a law degree from Baylor University School of Law.

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