Abbott appoints Ann-Marie Carruth to 72nd District Court

Governor Abbott has appointed Ann-Marie Carruth as Judge of the 72nd Judicial District Court. She replaces Judge Ruben Reyes who died from COVID-19 complications in December. Judge Reyes was 56.

Judge Carruth, of Lubbock, is Judge of Lubbock County Court at Law 3 and previously served as Lubbock County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4. 

Carruth is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Lubbock Area Bar Association, life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a board member of the Texas Bar College, and an honorary lifetime member of the West Texas Justices of the Peace & Constables Association. She also a course director for Continuing Legal Education advance civil trials and summer school for the State Bar of Texas. 

Additionally, she is a board member of the Community Foundation of West Texas and the YWCA and a former board member for the Ronald McDonald House and Meals on Wheels. Carruth received a Bachelor of Arts in Agriculture from Texas Tech University and a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. 

Carruth is currently pursuing a Masters of Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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