Victoria County Court-at-Law judge seeks re-election

Nov. 13, 2017 at 8:45 p.m.
Updated Nov. 14, 2017 at 10:29 a.m.

Daniel Gilliam

Daniel Gilliam   Contributed photo for The Victoria Advocate

Victoria County Court-at-Law 2 Judge Daniel Gilliam is seeking the Republican nomination for re-election, he announced Monday.

"I have a vested interest in this community," he said in a news release.

Gilliam, who is a Victoria native, first took the bench Jan. 1, 2011, and was re-elected in 2014. If re-elected, Gilliam vowed to continue making the court's DWI program a priority.

Gilliam has presided over more than 85 trials and brings more than 30 years of experience practicing law. Before donning judge's robes, Gilliam spent nine years as an assistant criminal district attorney, 12 years as a private civil attorney and three years as a commercial law litigator.

He has a doctorate of jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M-College Station.

After Gilliam took the bench, then-Gov. Rick Perry appointed him to the advisory board for the Texas School Safety Center. He now serves as chairman.

Gilliam has two daughters and a wife of 33 years. He attends Trinity Episcopal Church.


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