SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- Jason Butscher announced his candidacy on Wednesday for the 59th Judicial District Court of Grayson County.
A vacancy was created when Judge Rayburn Nall, Jr. announced his retirement last month.
“Judge Nall has and continues to faithfully serve our community, and I am incredibly proud to seek the voters’ support as his conservative replacement,” said Butscher. “This Court needs to be held by an individual of faith guided by conservative principles -- someone who has devoted their career to practicing law and seeking the truth.”
Butscher graduated from Sherman High School, earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from Austin College, and received his juris doctor degree with honors from Texas Tech.
After graduation, Butscher returned to Sherman to practice law and raise a family.
A strict originalist, Butscher said he believes judges have limited discretion to interpret the plain language of the law, with no authority to make, write, or change statutes from the bench. This belief is foundational to his stance on the separation of power in government.
“Judges need to be learned scholars of the law – not politicians carrying a career’s worth of baggage and lobbying ties to the bench,” said Butscher. “This foundational knowledge of law can only be gained by day-to-day and week-to-week experience in the district courts. The ethical duty of a judge is to protect the most basic fundamental rights given to us by God, enshrined in the constitution, and protected by the procedures I spent the last two decades enforcing.”
Jason is married to Carissa Butscher and they have two children, Carson Butscher and Canyon Butscher.