Thank you Harris County democrats for electing me as your nominee for Judge of the 55th District Court!

Excellence in Law.

Dedicated to Serving the Community.

Works Hard for Justice.

Greetings Harris County voters!

I grew up right here in Houston – attending school in Acres Homes and Cypress.  Not only was I the first college graduate in my mother’s family when I graduated from Tulane University, but I am also the only lawyer on both sides of my family. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law almost 18 years ago, I dedicated myself to excelling in the law, serving my community, and working hard for justice. As a result, I was promoted to partner at a large law firm, was voted a Super Lawyers Rising Star (a service of Thomson Reuters) for seven years in a row, and I remain the only African-American to receive the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the Houston Young Lawyers Association. Being a lawyer is a blessing and a responsibility. I give back to the community that raised me by providing over 1700 hours of pro bono legal service in both civil and appellate courts. I also stand behind fair voting rights, volunteering my time for Election Protection efforts for more than 15 years.

I bring to the 55th District Court my experience as a lawyer and my unique perspective, as shaped by my community, my love of the law, and my passion for justice. Our community needs a judge who will be fair to all no matter your walk of life, who will follow the law, and who seeks to balance the scales of justice in every case. I will be that judge!

Thank you in advance for your vote and support!
Latosha Lewis Payne

#NoPayneNoGain #VoteLatosha55th   #Justice4All


Latosha has been endorsed for Judge by the following organizations in the General Election.

  • Harris County Labor Assembly, AFL CIO, COPE
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Caucus
  • Our Revolution (progressive)

The following nonpartisan, lawyer-led, progressive, and Democratic endorsements helped Latosha win over 70% of the vote among Harris County democrats in the primary.

  • Houston Chronicle
  • Harris County Tejano Democrats
  • Houston Black American Democrats
  • Area 5 Democrats
  • Bay Area New Democrats
  • Greater Heights Democrats
  • Harris County Chapter of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
  • AFL CIO COPE Harris County Labor Assembly
  • Texas Progressive Executive Council
  • Our Revolution (Progressive)
  • Pleasantville Voters League
  • Association of Women Attorneys Houston
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Clear Lake And Webster Bar Association
  • Stace Medellin –
  • Monica Roberts – TransGriot
  • Texas Leftist
  • Bay Area Democratic Movement (BADM)

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For the last year, I have been meeting voters all over Harris County in civic club meetings, telephone conversations, parades, festivals and churches.  There are now less than four months to the general election.  Help me raise funds to reach more voters – through phone banks, block walks, brochures, yard signs, door hangers, publication ads, and other media.


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Labor endorses Latosha!

On August 9, 2018, the Harris County Labor Assembly COPE, AFL-CIO (C.O.P.E. is our Committee On Political Education, the political arm of the AFL-CIO.) endorsed Latosha Payne for…

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Last Day to Register to Vote – October 9, 2018

Early Voting – October 22 – November 2, 2018

General Election – November 6, 2018

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