Candidate Profile: Daniel Anchondo, 205th District Court Judge

BY ROBERT MORALES

Daniel Anchondo is running for  Judge for the 205th District Court.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in El Paso. At Jefferson High, he played varsity football, served in the student senate and was elected assembly manager by the student body.
During his high school years, he worked odd jobs and during the summer months, he worked in California in the agricultural fields picking grapes, peaches, almonds, etc. 
While attending UTEP, he worked part-time at the UTEP library. I worked different jobs in the evenings loading and unloading trailers for Time Freight and ICX Freight Lines along with other odd jobs.
 
In law school at the University of Denver School of Law, he worked with the Red Cross and teaching at Denver Community College. After graduating from law school, he worked with the National Relations Board before returning to work with George McAlmon in El Paso. He later started his private practice and has continued in the same practice.

He has practiced law for more than 40 years. In 1986. he was appointed County Attorney of El Paso for an unexpired term. During this time, he was able to continue his private practice. His brother joined him in the law practiced before being elected Judge for the County Criminal Court at Law #2. Now, his son, Christopher Anchondo, practices with Mr. Anchondo. 
During the 40 years of his practice, he has tried cases in all areas of the law, from misdemeanor DWIs to murder cases. In the civil area, his area of expertise ranges from evictions to wrongful death cases, as well as family law and probate law. 

 He has served on bar association committees, including the Grievance Committee, Law Library Committee and continue to serve on the Fee Dispute Committee and the Ethics Committee. 

Why should voters choose Mr. Anchondo as the 205th District Court Judge? In his words, he said, “I am the best qualified candidate for the job. My 40 years of trial experience, my work as the Democratic Party Chair of El Paso and my civic work in El Paso and the United States have prepared me and qualify me to better serve as Judge for the 205th District Court.”

Mr. Anchondo is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the State of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and U.S District Court for the Central District of Illinois.