Gov. Perry Reappoints Rucker as Presiding Judge of the 7th Administrative Judicial Region
Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Dean Rucker of Midland as presiding judge of the 7th Administrative Judicial Region for a term that will expire four years from the date of qualification.
Rucker is presiding judge of the Seventh Administrative Judicial Region, and judge of the 318th Judicial District Court in Midland County. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Midland County Bar Association, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Section. He is a member and past judicial advisor for the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, past Judicial Section chair and past Board of Directors judicial liaison of the State Bar of Texas. He is a life member and trustee of the Texas Family Law Foundation, life fellow and past judicial liaison of the Texas Bar Foundation and past chair of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. He is president of the Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center and past president of the Midland Teen Court Board of Directors and Community and Senior Services of the Permian Basin Inc. He is also an elder at First Christian Church in Midland, past participant in Leadership Midland and past director of the Midland Cerebral Palsy Center.
Rucker received a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.