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My name is Darlene Byrne and I am running for the Chief Justice of the Third Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas. Since 2001, I have been privileged to serve as a District Judge in the 126th Judicial District Court in Travis County. I have a proven track record of serving my constituents, working hard on and off the bench, and am fortunate enough to have been recognized for judicial leadership accomplishments and contributions to the community. I am a firm believer in running my court according to best practices, using peer-vetted model courts, and data driven practices when available. After 20 years at the district court level, I have decided to pursue the next phase of my career at the appellate court level.