Sources close to candidate camps have notified us at The Bench Wire that current 93rd. District Court Judge Rudy Delgado will be expected to run for one of the four potential spots for the Texas 13th District Court of Appeals this coming November.
Sources are also stating that running for the soon to be vacant 93rd. District Court will be previous incumbent Fernando Macias, who served on the 93rd as its presiding judge from 1989 to 2000.
The four places up for election on the 6-seat court belong to Chief Justice Regelio Valdez, Justice Nelda Rodriguez, Justice Gina Benavides, and Justice Nora Longoria (yes, THAT Nora Longoria) At the moment, it is unclear which seat Judge Delgado will contest for as it is unclear who of the four current justices will seek re-election.
Judge Delgado and his family had recently been in the news after the sudden passing of his son, Ricco Delgado who was found dead in Barton Creek, Austin this passed February. Back in 2007, Judge Delgado lost his other son, sixteen year-old Roman David Delgado after a rollover accident in North McAllen.
Judge Delgado isn’t a candidate without controversy, however. In 2002, Judge Delgado was arrested for DWI in Edinburg as well as evading arrest, however the latter charge was subsequently dropped in 2007.
We have reached out to both camps and neither have returned our inquiry.