The Denton County Republican Party (DCRP) will be selecting the Party’s nominees to be placed on the November General Election Ballot for the 481st Judicial District Court Judge and Probate Court No. 2 Judge per Texas election code Secs. 202.006, 145.036, and 145.038 (link: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/advisory2021-19.shtml#A2).
The offices are currently held by Judge Crystal Levonius and Judge Christopher Everett. They are seeking the nomination on the November ballot for their respective courts.
Judge Crystal Levonius’ Biography
Crystal Levonius is the Judge of the 481st District Court in Denton County and has been so since January 1, 2022. Immediately prior to her appointment to this position, she maintained a private law practice. For 15 years, she was a prosecutor at the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. There she held the positions of Chief Felony Prosecutor, Chief Felony Prosecutor of the Crimes Against Children Division, and Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor. She graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from New Mexico State University. She earned her Juris Doctorate in two years from Southwestern University School of Law in 1999 as part of the University’s SCALE program. While a law student, she interned in the Crimes Against Peace Officer’s Section of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Upon completion of law school, she passed bar exams in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. She has been married to Jeff for 22 years and is the proud mother of Brendan, Lauren, Lachlan, Ethan, Caden, and Camden Levonius.
Judge Christopher Everett’s Biography
Judge Christopher J. Everett is the presiding judge of Denton County Probate Court No. 2. Selected by Judge Eads and our County Commissioners as the first presiding judge of this Court, Judge Everett took the bench on January 1, 2022. A life-long conservative, he is a graduate of Regent University School of Law, a leading Christian university that focuses on a Christ-centered education. Prior to serving as the presiding judge, Judge Everett served as the associate probate court judge for Denton County Probate Court No. 1 under Judge Bonnie Robison. Before serving on the bench, Judge Everett was in private practice serving clients exclusively in guardianship, probate and estate planning, while also managing his title company. Chris will tell you the best part of his life is being by the side of his best friend and wife, Beth, a proud Texas Aggie and a practicing emergency department physician assistant. Chris and Beth, residents of Flower Mound, have been married since 2008 and are raising their five children, Kennedy (12), Hannah (10), Caleb (8), Tyson (6) and Samantha (4). Chris and Beth have been long time supporters of the pro-life mission in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through the Catholic Pro-Life Community and Human Coalition. When not busy in court, the emergency department or at their home, you will find the Everetts at the soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts or competing together at local 5Ks or OCR (obstacle course racing) events.
The selection will occur during the DCRP Executive Committee meeting to be held on July 14th at 7:00 pm at 2800 Pennsylvania Dr, Denton, TX 76205. Anyone who wishes to be considered for nomination must complete an application to be on the ballot and return to the DCRP headquarters at 2921 Country Club Rd. Ste. 102 Denton, TX 76210 no later than Friday, July 1st at 2 pm. If there are questions, one may call 940-383-4446.