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State of Texas
Texas Governor's Appointments
News Release
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a pair of judicial appointments.

Governor Abbott Appoints Guiney Judge Of The 232nd Judicial District Court

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kristin Guiney as judge of the 232nd Judicial District Court in Harris County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Kristin Guiney of Houston is an attorney in private practice at McClees & Guiney. She previously served as judge of the 179th Judicial District Court in Harris County and as an assistant district attorney in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. She is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and the Texas Bar College. She is a former member of the Texas Association of County and District Attorneys, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. Additionally, she is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum – Gulf Coast and a volunteer for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Prison Entrepreneurship Program and the Girl Scouts. Guiney received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.

Governor Abbott Appoints Cannata Judge Of The 458th Judicial District Court

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kenneth S. Cannata as judge of the 458th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Kenneth S. Cannata of Richmond has served as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 in Fort Bend County for the past 11 years. He is a member of the Fort Bend County Bar Association, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and the State Bar of Texas and its Justice of the Peace Section. Additionally, he is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law. He is a volunteer for the West Fort Bend Women’s Charity and has previously served as a member of the board of directors and president of the Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center. Cannata received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from South Texas College of Law.




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