Gov. Abbott appoints Ann-Marie Carruth to 72nd Judicial Court, formerly occupied by Ruben Reyes

Gov. Abbott appoints Ann-Marie Carruth to 72nd Judicial Court, formerly occupied by Ruben Reyes
Ann-Marie Carruth

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ann-Marie Carruth as Judge of the 72nd Judicial District Court in Crosby and Lubbock Counties for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Ann-Marie Carruth of Lubbock is Judge of Lubbock County Court at Law #3, and previously served as Lubbock County Justice of the Peace Precinct #4. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Lubbock Area Bar Association, life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a board member of the Texas Bar College, and an honorary lifetime member of the West Texas Justices of the Peace & Constables Association. She also a course director for Continuing Legal Education advance civil trials and summer school for the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, she is a board member of the Community Foundation of West Texas and the YWCA and a former board member for the Ronald McDonald House and Meals on Wheels. Carruth received a Bachelor of Arts in Agriculture from Texas Tech University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Honorable Ruben G. Reyes, State District Judge for Texas 72nd District Court, Lubbock and Crosby County, was appointed to the bench by Gov. Rick Perry in 2006 and won reelection on Nov. 3, 2020.

Reyes died from complications after an extended battle with COVID-19. He was 56.

Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following the statement:

“Ann Marie is a longtime friend and a person of great talent and integrity. Her credentials and experience as a judge are matched only by her heart for service. Judge Reyes is irreplaceable and has left a special mark on the bench, but Judge Carruth is more than qualified and will honor his legacy with continued judicial excellence for West Texas.”

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