"John Schmude's life history serves as witness to his loyalty and dedication to family. Schmude understands what it takes to secure and advance a healthy society - justice for all . . . His relationships, record and experience shows he's no stranger to fair and impartial theology. There should be no question to who the next judge of the 247th District Court should be."

--R.W. Bray, President - Frederick Douglass Foundation, Texas                                       


Lifelong Constitutional Conservative

Proven Record of Service to the Poor & Underprivileged

Successful Family Lawyer

Experienced Business Leader and Problem Solver

Compassionate, Fair and Impartial

Staunch Defender of the Constitution & Rule of Law


John is a Native Texan and resides with his wife and children in Spring. 

As the youngest of ten children & the father of two, John’s commitment to family law is motivated by his faith & his recognition that strong families are the foundation of a healthy society.  He also understands the impact that family law judges have in family & Child Protective Services cases.


Family Law & Business Attorney who has represented hundreds primarily in family law cases involving adoptions, custody & child support, complex property divisions, divorces, CPS & family violence. 

John brought to his law practice substantial business experience, serving as the Vice President of a Houston based bank & credit union consulting firm & spending more than six years working with financial institutions, including institutions that serve families of military clients such as Andrews Air Force Base & Fort Bliss Federal Credit Unions.

Served as an 11th and 12th Grade History and Science teacher in Houston.

Served Native American families from the Lakota Sioux Tribe facing alcoholism, drug abuse and tremendous poverty. 

Graduated with Honors from South Texas College of Law.

As a practicing attorney, John has assisted and counseled numerous victims of abuse and family violence and has intervened on behalf of children and families who have faced extraordinary challenges.   


On November 4, 2014,

Vote JOHN SCHMUDE for Judge

of the 247th District Court

Or VOTE EARLY!!! (October 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014)



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