Local attorney Monty Murry has announced his candidacy for Judge of the 5th District Court for Bowie and Cass County, Texas. He has filed his application with the Republican Party of Texas and is listed as an official candidate for the primary election to be held on March 3, 2020.
“After 34 years of a successful law practice, I would like to spend the latter part of my career giving something back to the community. In the words of John Adams, ‘Our Republic is a Government of Laws, not of Men.’ I care passionately about our Government of Laws and system of justice and will endeavor to work hard to maintain the honor and integrity of the court. It is for that reason I am announcing my candidacy for Judge of the 5th District Court serving Bowie and Cass County, Texas, and have submitted my application for a place on the Republican Party General Primary Ballot. It is my firm belief that a judge should SERVE the bar. A Judge should display judicial temperament, patience, firmness, understanding, and humility, and should further be able to communicate with counsel, jurors, witnesses, and parties calmly and respectfully. I have dedicated my life and career to serving others and as Judge, will continue on this path. I humbly ask for your prayers and support.”
Monty Murry is married to Ryan Murry, and they are the proud parents of MariAlison Bowling, Rebecca Murray, Weldon Murry, and Peter Schneider. Ryan retired from teaching at Texas High School after 30 years and is currently teaching English at Ashdown High School. Monty and Ryan are members of Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church in Texarkana. Murry is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Texarkana and has served on the boards of Harvest Texarkana, Haven Home, and United Way.
Murry graduated from Baylor University School of Law in 1985, and worked his way through school by serving as the Minister of Music and Youth at a Baptist Church in Gatesville, Texas. He is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a certified Mediator, which includes a specialty in Advanced Family Mediations. Murry is the owner of the Murry Law Office in Texarkana and has spent much of his career helping those involved in personal injury actions.
When Mike Huckabee was elected as President of the Arkansas Baptist Convention, he appointed Murry to serve as the convention’s parliamentarian. Murry then served as parliamentarian for two conventions under the leadership of Mike Huckabee and two more under Dr. Rex Horne, former president of Ouachita Baptist University.
Murry was born on October 30, 1961, in Oceanside, CA, while his father was serving in the Marines and stationed at Camp Pendleton. His parents, Gene and Betty Murry, were both born and raised in Hooks, Texas. After leaving the military, his father was ordained as a Baptist minister and spent the rest of Murry’s childhood as the pastor of several churches in Texas, including Temple Baptist Church in New Boston during the 1980s. Murry has completed two Ironman Triathlons and four marathons, including the New York City Marathon in November of this year.