Celebrating the Success of Three Indian-American Democrats Sworn in as Fort Bend County Judges
Three Indian-American Democrats were sworn in
as Fort Bend County Judges i
n the United States on Sunday
Juli A Mathew, K P George, and Surendran K Patel are among the newly elected and re-elected officials.
Juli A Mathew is the first Indian-American woman to be elected to a judge’s bench in the U.S. four years ago.
Mathew was re-elected for a second term after defeating her Republican challenger Andrew Dornburg.
Mathew was sworn in via videoconferencing and will continue to serve as the presiding judge for a period of four years.
Mathew was voted the administrative judge for the county courts by her peers and also heads the first Juvenile Intervention & Mental Health Court.
George, the first Indian-American to hold an office in Fort Bend County, won a second term as the county’s Judge in a narrow race in the November elections.
Patel was elected as district court judge and edged Edward M Krenek in the race for the 240th judicial district in November.
Patel is a 52-year-old native of Kerala and has been a Texas attorney since 2009 and prior to that, he was a lawyer in India where he earned his law degree in 1995 from the University of Calicut.
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