Wanted: One Good Democrat To Run Against Judge D’Metria Benson

Is there a Democrat in the house?

Benson

D’Metria Benson is the worst civil court judge in Dallas County. As the Observer recently noted, every two years, the Dallas Bar conducts a poll to rate our judges; Benson winds up at the bottom of the heap. In 2013, 86 percent of the 294 lawyers who shared their opinion of Benson said that her work needs improvement.

In November, thanks to straight-ticket voting, Benson beat Republican challenger Russell Roden. Accordingly, on March 2, she will hold a “re-election celebration” at Times Ten Cellars. Attendees are encouraged to give in the following increments: Platinum $2,500, Gold $1,000, Silver $500, Partner $250. Who would donate money to the worst judge in Dallas County? Well, when Benson held a fundraiser last summer at Times Ten, here’s who ponied up:

Underwriting hosts:
William Camp
Jeff Tillotson
Sean Modjarrad
George Bramblett

Sponsors:
Andrews Kurth LLP
Melodee Armstrong
Scottie Ashley
Thomas Barron
Gary Berman
Clint Blackman
Karen Brooks
Cozen O’Connor
Darren Wolf PC
Deans & Lyons LLP
Denny Martin PC
John Diggins
Robert Gray & Elizabeth Schrupp
Roxane Guerrero
Elizabeth Handschuch
John Howie
Hon. Ann Hubener
Kim Renee James
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan
Kastl Law PC
Korn Bowdich & Diaz LLP
Michele Wong Krause
Lewis LeClair
MacDonald Devin PC
Ben Martin
The Marye Law Firm
Mastrogiovanni Schorsch Mersky PC
Tom McCrory
Mullin Law
Dr. Jahid Niaz
Larry Rolle
Roxane Rose
Brian Sanford
Mazin Ahmad Sbaiti
Stephen Shoultz
Thompson & Knight LLP
Mel Wolovits
Julie Zanutto
Jay Zeleskey

It seems a Republican wouldn’t have a shot at Dallas County Court at Law 1. But any Democrat with a pulse should be able to beat Judge Benson. Start with the names above. Surely they’d be happy to donate to a qualified candidate.

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