Julie Countiss (Democrat Candidate)
Julie Countiss is an assistant county attorney for Harris County. She previously worked at the Berry Firm PLLC, was director of legal marketing for Providus and was an associate litigation attorney at Jim Adler and Associates.
Countiss received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. She has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 2002.
Terry Yates (Republican Candidate)
Terry Yates is an attorney, a former associate judge and city prosecutor for the City of West University Place, and a former special crimes prosecutor and assistant district attorney for Harris County.
Yates received a bachelor’s degree cum laude with special honors from The University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1990. He is board certified in criminal law.
Yates has been endorsed by TLRPAC, the Texas Civil Justice League PAC, “C” Club of Houston, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, Conservative Republicans of Harris County, Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Right to Life and Texas Values Action, among others.