All candidates for Texas 125th District Court Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

All three candidates running in the March 5, 2024, Democratic primary for Texas 125th District Court — Incumbent Kyle Carter (D), Lema Mousilli (D), and Andrea Zepeda (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “My top priorities are to continue to use my experience to improve on the quality of justice that is provided in the 125th District Court while ensuring that every person who comes into the courtroom is treated with equality, dignity, and respect. …
  • Second, I will continue to advocate for improvements to our court system. I will continue to work with local and state officials to create additional courts. …
  • Finally, I will continue to be a community servant and work with charities and other organizations to improve the quality of life for everyone in Harris County. … Through my charitable organizations, I also host many community events such as our an annual Thanksgiving Day of Service where I work with other judges and local charities to provide meals to families in need.”


  • “Experience and Expertise: With 17 years of diverse legal experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the bench. My practice has covered intricate areas such as patent litigation and complex commercial litigation …
  • Commitment to Justice: My unwavering dedication to the principles of justice and fairness is evident in my track record. From representing victims in pro bono asylum cases to securing victories against corporate giants, I am committed to ensuring a level playing field for all.
  • Inclusivity and Community Engagement: Fluent in Arabic and actively engaged in pro bono work, I bring a unique perspective to the bench. My commitment to inclusivity extends to community engagement, promoting a judiciary that reflects and serves the diverse needs of our community.”


  • “Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and have their case heard fairly based on the law and the facts.
  • Judges, above all, are public servants, and the civil courts should work for the people.
  • The courts should be managed with transparency and efficiency without compromising diligence in applying the law.”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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