Payne Announces Campaign for Re-Election

November 15, 2021 - Today, Judge Jim Payne, (Republican) announced he will seek re-election as 273rd District Court Judge.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as District Judge,” said Judge Payne. “If re-elected I will continue to operate the Court with a conservative, even-handed and common-sense approach”.

The 273rd Judicial District Court has both civil and felony criminal jurisdiction in Shelby, Sabine and San Augustine Counties.  “I reside in Shelby County, was born and raised in Sabine County and have many friends in San Augustine County,” said Judge Payne. “I am very familiar with the people and the values in this district.”

Judge Payne was first elected District Judge in 2019.  He and his wife Jill have been married for 27 years and have two children, James and Madison.