Hays County Courthouse, TX – The Supreme Court of Texas recently appointed 274th District Court Judge Gary L. Steel to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Judge Steel is fulfilling an unexpired term through November 19, 2023.
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct, a 13-member body, investigates alleged violations of judicial misconduct or incapacity. The Commission’s mission is to protect the public, promote public confidence in the integrity, independence, competence, and impartiality of the judiciary, and encourage judges to maintain high standards of conduct both on and off the bench.
Judge Steel will be the only District Judge serving on the Commission.
“It is an honor and privilege to be selected by the Texas Supreme Court to serve on this Commission,” Judge Steel said.
About Judge Gary Steel
Judge Steel received a B.B.A. in Finance (1980) and J.D. (1983) from Texas Tech University. Judge Steel is elected by his colleagues to be Local Administrative Judge for Hays County. He is Chairman of the Guadalupe County Juvenile Board and Vice-Chairman of the Comal County Juvenile Board. Judge Steel is also a sustaining member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Judge Steel’s Judicial District is composed of Hays, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties.
About the State Commission on Judicial Conduct:
The mission of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct is to protect the public, promote public confidence in the integrity, independence, competence, and impartiality of the judiciary, and encourage judges to maintain high standards of conduct both on and off the bench. The Commission accomplishes this mission through its investigation of allegations of judicial misconduct or incapacity. In cases where a judge is found to have engaged in misconduct or to be permanently incapacitated, the Texas Constitution authorizes the Commission to take appropriate disciplinary action, including issuing sanctions, censures, suspensions, or recommendations for removal from office.