Judge Crystal Chandler




"Crystal Chandler has a reputation in the legal community of being a hard-nosed and thoroughly-prepared prosecutor.  She served several years in the Family Violence Section trying the really difficult cases.  Later she served in the Appellate Section.  With both trial and appellate experience, Crystal is uniquely qualified to be a judge of Country Court at Law 13."

   ~ Bill Harris, Former prosecutor & defense attorney

"I have been in law enforcement for over 45 years, the last 13 years as a criminal investigator with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and have known and worked with Crystal during this time. Crystal developed a reputation for being a fair but formidable opponent in trial. 

Crystal began working in Family Violence Unit prosecuting difficult cases dealing with family related issues.  Crystal gave voice to victims who all too often remained silent during their years of abuse.  She treated victims of crime with care, concern and commitment so that justice might prevail. 

 I worked closely with Crystal while she was in the 399th District Court as her investigator in Criminal Trial Division and got to see firsthand her work ethic.  Attention to detail and her case preparation were extremely thorough as trials approached. Crystal has prepared herself having been a briefing attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas highest court, then becoming an Assistant District Attorney working in Family Violence, Criminal Trial Division and now as an Appellate Attorney dealing with legal briefs and arguing on behalf of the State of Texas on appeal issues. Crystal is eminently qualified for the position she seeks as Judge for County Court # 13.  Crystal is fair, balanced and her integrity is unquestionable. -Bob Sills, Criminal Investigator, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

"I was really impressed by Crystal Chandler when she spoke at our Civics Class.  We need strong conservative judges in our courtrooms.  Many don't realize the importance of local elections.  We lose many of our rights as Americans in the courtroom.  I believe Crystal Chandler will be a judge who will uphold these rights."

   ~ Roy & Suzanne Castillo 

"A wonderful and rare talent Crystal Chandler is and with her intense work ethic in seeing her cases to justice she is the reason I support Crystal Chandler for judge of County Court at Law No. 13."

   ~ Patty Gibbons, Republican Party of Bexar County Precinct Chair 3063 


  • San Antonio Express News - Editorial Board

"In County Court-at-Law No. 13, we recommend Republican Crystal Chandler, a prosecutor currently assigned to the appellate section of the district attorney's office.

Chandler, who has 17 years of legal experience, spent many years in the trenches in the district courts before seeking an assignment in appeals.  Her time in the appellate section dealing with legal issues arising from criminal cases will be an asset for this court." 

  • Texas Leadership Institute for Public Advocacy

  • Pastors PAC

  • Christian Coalition


"Crystal’s devotion to service is evidenced not just by her persistence in the legal field but also by her willingness to use her voice to speak out in the community against injustice." 

THSC Association Supports Crystal Chandler for Judge for Bexar County Court #13

While many serve our state indirectly through the field of law, few are as committed to prospering the community and giving back to the people of Texas as is Crystal Chandler.  After graduating magna cum laude from the University of the Incarnate Word, Crystal went on to receive her law degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Serving as an assistant criminal district attorney for the past 14 years, Crystal has made it her goal to champion the rights of the oppressed, as seen by her service in the Family Justice and Victim Protection Division of Bexar County. Crystal later joined the Appellate Division and has litigated appeals on behalf of the State before the Fourth Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

​Beyond her service in the legal field, Crystal has devoted her heart to the community. In 2007 she helped found Chapter 61 Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, and since 2009 she has served as an adjunct professor in criminal justice for San Antonio College. Crystal’s experience, both in the legal field and in the community, make her the prime candidate for Judge for Bexar County Court #13.

Texas Home School Coalition Association President Tim Lambert reiterated the Association’s support of Crystal Chandler for Judge for Bexar County Court #13 by saying, “Crystal’s devotion to service is evidenced not just by her persistence in the legal field but also by her willingness to use her voice to speak out in the community against injustice. Her dedication to the protection of the family, parental rights, and the safeguarding of our essential, God-given individual rights is what makes me proud to announce the Texas Home School Coalition’s endorsement of Crystal Chandler for Judge for Bexar County Court #13."

"Because family violence has far-reaching effects in our community County Court at Law 13 deserves a judge with the unique experience in the courts and beyond.  Chandler has demonstrated a heartfelt desire to protect families and a genuine commitment to serving the citizens of Bexar County.  As an appellate prosecutor she continues to handle family violence cases.  She practices before the intermediate courts of appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

She has practiced criminal law for 16 years. After obtaining her law degree from St Mary’s Law School, she worked for 2 years at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in Texas.  For the last 14 years, she has served Bexar County as an Assistant District Attorney.  Chandler was a family violence prosecutor specializing in the prosecution of sex crimes against children and domestic violence crimes, including murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and violation of protective orders due to physical abuse.  She was also responsible for the prosecution of all felony offenses relating to the physical abuse of children including baby death cases.

Chandler is also a founding member of a national non-profit, which in 2013 was named to the United Nation’s list of 100 Best Anti-Human Trafficking Practices in the world.  Her experience, wisdom, and good judicial temperament make her the best qualified for this bench."



Mr. Curt Nelson

  • Former Chair of the Bexar County Republican Party (2010 - 2013)

  • Former SD25 Committeeman on the State Republican Executive Committee (2004 - 2010)

  • Former Chairman of State Republican Convention (2008)

  • Former Chairman of State Republican Resolutions Committee (2006-2008)

  • Former Chairman of State Republican Rules Committee (2008-2010)​​


Honorable Roy Barrera, Jr.

  • Former Chair of the Bexar County Republican Party (1992 - 2004)

  • Former State District Judge - appointed by former Governor Bill Clements (1980 - 1986)

  • Former Republican Nominee for Texas Attorney General  (1986)​

Honorable Ken Mercer

  • Texas State Board of Education Board Member (2007 - present) ​


Honorable Lori Massey

  • Former State District Judge - appointed by Governor Rick Perry (2003-2008) 



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