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.