Judge Kocurek continues recovery, plans to return to bench

Judge Julie Kocurek says she will not retire from her seat on the 390th District Court. She remains in stable condition in the hospital as she recovers from being shot outside her West Austin home earlier this month.

In a statement released by Bill Rhea on behalf of the family, Kocurek's family says Kocurek intends to return to the bench and to run for reelection.

Kocurek's family says they're grateful for all of the support and that Kocurek is looking forward to thanking everyone personally.

The full statement is as follows:

Judge Kocurek and her family wish to thank the many people who have shown such tremendous support to her and the Kocurek family. Judge Kocurek remains in the hospital in stable condition and is making great progress after being treated for an infection last week. She looks forward to personally thanking all of those who have encouraged her and her family during this time.  Many have asked about Judge Kocurek's plans to return to her position as 390th Judicial District Court Judge.  She and the Kocurek family would like everyone to know that she has every intention of returning to the bench and plans to run for reelection.

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