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Stephanie Silvas is a 2001 graduate of A.C. Jones High
School in Beeville, Texas. She attended Coastal Bend College and received a
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Texas State University. Judge
Silvas completed her doctorate of Juris Prudence in 2011 at Western New England
University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Judge Silvas was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in
November 2011 and began her legal career as a solo practitioner focusing on
criminal and family law. In April 2013, she began working as an Assistant
Attorney General for the Child Support Division in the Corpus Christi, Texas
field office. She was quickly promoted and began working for the Office of
General Counsel to the Child Support Division in December 2014.
Judge Silvas has routinely been involved in the Bee County
community. As the captain of the A.C. Jones high school volleyball and
basketball teams, she led the Lady Trojans to playoffs. She also co-chaired an
anti-bullying campaign in Beeville to raise awareness on the issues of bullying
in the community. Most recently, Judge Silvas organized Muscle-Up for Matthew,
a 5k and half-marathon run, to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
in honor of her nephew who is currently battling the disease.
Judge Silvas was appointed Bee County Judge on May 11, 2015
during the Bee County Commissioners’ Court Regular Term Meeting by a unanimous vote.
She is the first female judge in Bee County and one of the youngest judges’ in
the State of Texas.