On August 17, 2017, Judge Engelhart was honored to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park. Judge Engelhart’s wife, Eva, and sons Joey and Zachary, and some green furry guy in an Astros jersey named Orbit were in attendance as well.
Thanks to everyone for your help and support, and for your VOTES! We won by over 96,000 votes, 53.75% to 46.25%. We received the second highest vote margin of any judicial candidate in Harris County for the second election in a row. We are proud of the campaign we ran and for the huge amount of help you gave us as well. I could not be more excited about this opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Harris County, Texas for at least four more years!
ENDORSEMENT ALERT: I am very proud and happy to report that I have been endorsed for re-election in 2016 by the Harris County Labor Assembly and the Harris County AFL-CIO! Thank you to their hard working members for this great honor. I am grateful to have the support of the working men and women of this great county!
Judge Mike Engelhart of the 151st Civil District Court was endorsed last Saturday, August 6, 2016, by the influential civil rights organization, the Houston GLBT Political Caucus. Judge Engelhart has never failed to win this group’s all-important endorsement, which distributes highly sought-after slate cards at polling places all over Harris County during early voting and on election day. “I could not be more proud of an endorsement, and more fortunate, than to have been recommended for re-election by the GLBT Caucus,” Engelhart said. “This will have a huge impact on my chances for re-election, and my ability to continue to serve the good people of Harris County.” Engelhart’s opponent did not immediately publicly comment.
Judge Mike Engelhart was recently recognized by the Texas Senate, as sponsored by State Senator Sylvia Garcia. Senate Proclamation 259 congratulates Judge Engelhart for winning the 2016 University of Houston Alumni Association Public Sector Achievement Award. Thank you you to Senator Garcia and the Texas Senate. We could not be more proud of this accomplishment, and we’re grateful for this great honor.
We are very proud to announce that we have been endorsed for re-election in 2016 by the Harris County Tejano Democrats!
National political blog DailyKos.com reported on our campaign for re-election lately. It’s a really nicely written piece. We are very proud to be included in their 2016 coverage. Here’s a link to the piece: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/6/10/1536200/-Elections-Harris-County-TX-Judge-Mike-Engelhart
I am very proud to report that our campaign for re-election has been endorsed by the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH). This endorsement is coveted by judicial candidates every cycle. The group carefully screens and interviews candidates. I could not be more excited to report this important endorsement.
I have some more incredible news! On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, I received the award for Trial Judge of the Year from the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS). I shared the evening with their Appellate Judge of the Year honoree, Justice Eva Guzman of the Texas Supreme Court. I could not have been more proud. It is a highlight of my career and I will cherish the award forever.
Here are some pictures from the evening:
WELL, THIS HAPPENED:
It HAPPENED. I won an award! I never win awards. I finally did. My mother always said, “patience is a virtue.” Well, I must be super virtuous.
And this is actually true! I was recently informed that I have been awarded the 2016 PUBLIC SECTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the University of Houston Law Center (my law school alma mater! Go Coogs!) Alumni Association in recognition of exceptional achievement in public service.
The ceremony is Saturday, April 2, 2016 right before the start of the University of Houston Law Center 40th Annual Gala & Auction.
As I always say, I love my job and the people I work with and the people I get to serve. Winning this award means the world to me and my family. I view it is as recognition that I am putting the voters, the litigants, and the hard working attorneys first, and providing a fair and efficient forum for them to have their day in court.
Thank you to the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association and to my supporters from the bottom of my heart for this great honor.