Collin County Lawyer Scott Becker, who ran successfully for the 219th District Court judgeship, has been appointed to start his term early. He will take the bench on October 5, 2010, as a Perry appointee and will serve until his elected term begins in January. The 219th Court is a general jurisdiction court, which means it hears divorce and family law matters, but it also hears criminal and civil cases. Mr. Becker is an assistant district attorney in the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Collin County Bar Association and Collin County Young Lawyers Association. Becker received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.
Judge Curt Henderson has been the judge of that court for 22 years and is a widely respected and trusted jurist.