The Honorable Peter Sakai
Judge, 225th District Court
On November 7, 2006, Judge Peter Sakai was elected with nearly 60% of the entire Bexar County vote to the 225th District Court bench and was the highest vote-getter among the contested judicial races. In 2010, Judge Sakai was unopposed for reelection for his second term of office. He is the first Asian-American to sit on a District Court bench in Bexar County. Through Judge Sakai’s leadership, Bexar County leads the State in the adoption of foster children. For his efforts, President (then Governor) George W. Bush recognized Judge Sakai and his model court on the Governor’s Committee to Promote Adoption.
Judge Sakai was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a Chief Prosecutor for the D.A.’s Office and experienced trial litigator. He was appointed Associate Judge of the 289th District Court (Juvenile Court) and for 11 years was the Presiding Judge for the nationally renowned Bexar County Children’s Court. Judge Sakai is widely recognized as a community leader and child advocate with numerous local, state and national awards.