Judge Lori Chambers Gray, Candidate for Harris County 262nd Judicial District Court


I am running for re-election as judge of the 262nd Criminal District Court.  I was honored to have been elected to preside over this court and to make history in Harris County as one of the Houston 19 judges elected on November 6, 2018.  Since that time, I have taken great pride in striving to be fair to everyone treating all with dignity and respect!  I worked with the Community Supervision Department to create the “New Chapter” community service reading program, expanded the use of technology in court proceedings and jury trials and, expanded drug treatment opportunities for those seeking treatment.

In addition to presiding over the 262nd criminal district court, the 22 Criminal District judges selected me to preside over the mental health competency restoration court. Serving in this position has been especially rewarding because it has allowed me to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable, those suffering with mental illness.

Committed to Justice for All

"You need to care about ALL people to be effective in this job because if you don’t the people will quickly detect it!"

- Lori Chambers Gray

About Judge Lori Chambers Gray

Gray is a native Houstonian and has been judge of the 262nd Criminal District Court since January 1, 2019.  Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Gray practiced law in the Houston metropolitan area for over 20 years representing individuals and business entities in state and federal court.

During her time on the bench Judge Gray has served the citizens of Harris County on many committees and has worked with students, community volunteers and organizations interested in learning about the law, criminal justice and the courts.

Judge Gray earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Arts from Texas Southern University, and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law.



There are 60 district courts in Harris County.  They are divided into 4 divisions 1) Civil trial division with 24 courts; 2) Criminal trial division with 22 District courts 3) Family trial division with 11 courts and 4) Juvenile trial division with 3 courts. The 262nd District is a felony court that is in the Criminal trial division. This court has jurisdiction over felony criminal cases ranging from state jail felony offenses to capital murder.

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Judge Lori Chambers Gray Campaign

P.O. Box 91225, Houston, Texas, 77291

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