Two Texas Tech School of Law graduates have been appointed to positions by Governor Rick Perry.

Jennifer Balido of Dallas has been appointed as judge of the 291st Judicial District Court in Dallas County. Balido is an attorney in private practice and former judge of the 203rd Judicial District Court in Dallas County.

Balido received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from Tech Law.

Also, Benjamin Smith of Snyder has been appointed as district attorney of the 132nd Judicial District in Borden and Scurry Counties.

Smith is the Borden County Attorney and an assistant district attorney for the 132nd Judicial District. He is also a former municipal court judge for the City of Snyder.

Smith received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Texas Tech.