The Hon. Denn Whalen is a judge of the 70th District Court of Ector County. He was elected to the bench in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and 2018.
Before pursuing a legal career, Whalen graduated with a B.A. from the University of Texas in 1979. He then went on to earn his J.D. in 1982 from Texas Tech University School of Law.
After earning his law degree, Whalen worked as an attorney in private practice for 18 years. Before taking the bench seat, he served as a Municipal Court Judge for the city of Odessa.
Whalen is a registered Republican.
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