Jesse Branick kicks off campaign for judgeship

Jesse Branick formally announces his candidacy for Judge of County Court at Law.

As Jesse Branick formally announced his candidacy for Judge of County Court at Law No. 2 on Oct. 8 at noon on the front steps of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse, he was joined at the podium by his wife and one of their daughters and surrounded by numerous family members and friends. 

Nov. 3, Branick officially kicked off the campaign in South Jefferson County, addressing supporters there, and he plans to do the same on Nov. 5 at the Beaumont Club from 5-7:30 p.m.

Branick is an attorney with more than 25 years experience representing clients in areas of criminal law, wills/probate, adoption, real estate, personal injury and business law. He has served as a prosecutor for the past 18 years, and currently is the prosecutor for the cities of Port Arthur, Nederland, Port Neches and Groves. He is also the city attorney for Nederland. In addition, he was a Magistrate Judge for four years in Jefferson County for mental health hearings. Branick is a member of the State Bar of Texas, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the Jefferson County Bar Association, having previously served as president, vice president and on the Board of Directors.

Branick has a long history of service to his community, previously serving as a Trustee and president of the Nederland Independent School District. He is an active member and trustee of the United Methodist Temple. He has served as Sunday School Superintendent and as a member of the Administrative Board, and Finance and Education committees. Other associations with which he is affiliated are the Mid-County Noon Optimists, College of the State Bar of Texas, Jefferson County Bar Foundation, and he is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Texas Medical Center. In the past, Branick has served on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Conservation Association, NISD Task Force, and Board of Directors for the Jefferson County Dispute Resolution Center. For many years, he has participated in the Pro Bono Program with the Jefferson County Bar, providing free legal representation to those in need.

“I was born in Port Arthur and my wife and I raised our two daughters in Nederland,” said Branick. “Growing up as a kid, my parents taught us to give back to our community, and I have a true spirit of service. I love Jefferson County, and I’m prepared to serve my community in a different way. I look forward to continuing the legacy of the Honorable Lupe Flores in serving as the next elected Judge of County Court at Law No. 2.”

The primary election and general election will be held in March and November 2016.