Gov. Rick Perry has named Ruben Reyes of Lubbock chair and appointed eight members to the Governor's Criminal Justice Advisory Council for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Pursuant to Executive Order RP77, the council will advise the governor on the creation, staffing, operations and performance of specialty courts to ensure the rights of participants are protected.
Reyes is judge of the 72nd Judicial District Court in Lubbock and Crosby counties, and presiding judge of the Lubbock County Adult Drug Court. He is a board member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Lubbock Dream Center Advisory Board and Foundation for the Education of Young Women Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Lubbock County Bar Association, past president of the Texas Association of Drug Court Professionals, a past member and officer of the South Plains Family Law Association, and a past member of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section. Reyes received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a law degree from Baylor University.