Cary Rochelle has formally announced his candidacy for Judge, County Court at Law of Bowie County, Texas.
Rochelle has practiced law in Bowie County and the surrounding areas for thirty-five years with emphasis in his practice in family law and the other areas that the Bowie County, County Court at Law serves.
Rochelle has been married to Suzanne Reynolds Rochelle for 34 years. He and his wife have three children, Graydon and his wife Caitlin, whom are expecting their first child in March, Cara Griffith and her husband, Rush and Laura Rochelle.
His family ties to Bowie County run deep as his family migrated here in a wagon train from the Carolinas in the 1850’s. There have been may ancestors which have served publicly in this county and his great grandfather served as Sheriff of Bowie County in the 1940’s.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the University of Texas in 1980 then attended the South Texas College of Law, graduating in 1982. Rochelle is also a certified Mediator and has mediated numerous cases for local attorneys over the years.
Rochelle is a long time Republican having previously been active as the Bowie County Chairman of the Bob Dole Presidential Campaign in 1996 and has filed in the Republican Primary which will be held on March 6, 2018. Rochelle is an Eagle Scout and past Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 86 and past member of the Executive Board of the Caddo Area Council.
Rochelle was selected by readers of the Texarkana Gazette “Best Attorney” accolades in 2014 and 2015. He has also served as past president of the Texarkana Chapter of Texas Exes, a past member of the Piney Woods Chapter and Northeast Chapter of Texas Association of Sports Officials working with area youth for over 25 years. Additionally he served as vice president and president of the Pleasant Grove Athletic Booster Club. Further he has been a member of the University of Texas and University of Arkansas Track and Field Officials Association and has officiated Southwest Conference, Big 12, SEC, and NCAA Championship track events.
“I look forward to the help and support of the citizens of Bowie County, Texas,” said Rochelle.