Unsavory and awkward practice of demanding campaign contributions

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Caution: The letter below contains information that should sound an alarm to every Parker County citizen! We believe ANY elected official who uses coercion or intimidation to elicit support, including campaign funds should be looked upon with distrust and disgust. Do we really want those of questionable ethics to preside as judge over the good citizens in our community? 

While assertions in this letter have not been verified, we urge you to look beneath the robe and assess the character of the person within.

It’s not what they say, it’s what they do that matters. – Rush Limbaugh

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From the Weatherford Star-Telegram, May 18, 2016 –

Virtually every endorsement by a lawyer or an elected official for one candidate over another is motivated by something other than qualifications of the candidates. It is probably not well known but the County Court at Law No. 2 Judge has a quarter of a million dollars in his budget to be paid to lawyers who he appoints to cases in his Court. That quarter of a million dollars is taxpayer money to be doled out to the lawyers of the Judge’s choice. When the Judge calls these very same lawyers and asks for political donations, it is unsavory and awkward. When this same Judge calls these lawyers and asks for their endorsement, these lawyers are put into an impossible position. In addition to appearing before that Judge regularly and in addition to receiving taxpayer dollars from that Judge, it is simply awkward for a lawyer to tell a sitting Judge that they cannot or will not endorse him.

The Judge in the County Court at Law No. 2 has personally called virtually every lawyer in town and asked for a donation to his campaign demanding that they “max out” at $1,000.00 each. One of his supporters, a well known political insider, has called virtually every lawyer, every elected official and many business owners and demanded an endorsement. Any endorsements for Curtis Jenkins should be viewed through the prism of reality. When a Judge or his representative asks for money or endorsements, it is difficult to decline.

Larry Bracken,

Weatherford

Not every lawyer is qualified to be a Judge

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From the Weatherford Star-Telegram, May 17, 2016 –

Dear Editor:

I was raised by an old minister who said, “If the truth offends you, the problem is not with the truth.” In the race for the County Court at Law No. 2 position, one candidate was appointed by a small group of political insiders as a reward for his loyal and obedient service to the insiders. Whether spearheading the Dewhurst campaign against Ted Cruz or manning the phones when that same small group of insiders tried to defeat an incumbent Republican County Commissioner, Curtis Jenkins worked hard for the insiders.

Not every doctor is qualified to be a surgeon and not every lawyer is qualified to be a Judge.

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Have you voted for Tax Assessor-Collector in the run-off election

Jenny Gentry

 

 

 

 

 

Not voting reflects selfishness

D A SharpeFrom Wise County Messenger, By D.A. Sharpe, May 14, 2016

This 2016 presidential election year has been among the most unusual in memory, both for Democrats and for Republicans.

Let’s examine some of the reactions being heard from the frustrated or confused.

The Democratic Party primary election has had up to eight presidential candidates this season, but the thrust boils down to two candidates – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Clinton represents the stability of the Democratic Party, and Sanders represents the taking over from those who follow the status quo.

The Generation Y voters, those born generally 1980 and after, have influenced greatly the Democratic Party race, being attracted to political solutions providing the most for seemingly the most people.

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The 2016 primary run-off election

Parker County Courthouse

Parker County Courthouse

Don’t forget to vote in the run-off election. You may vote May 16th thru the 20th or May 24th.

For additional information call the elections administrator’s office at 817.598.6185.

Early Voting, Registered Voters may vote at any location.
Elections Day Poll Sites, Registered Voters may vote at any location.

Did you know you can take a sample ballot with you when you vote? Just make sure you take it with you when you leave your voting location. For your convenience we have provided sample ballots below containing our recommendations. Feel free to download your Precinct ballot and take it with you when you vote.

Precinct 1

Precinct 2

Precinct 3

Precinct 4

 

Public records reveal truth

Judge Lynn Marie Johnson

Lynn Marie Johnson

Weatherford Democrat, May 15, 2016 – 

Dear Editor:

Either our Republican Chair and her friend are ignorant or they are intentionally deceptive.

The Republican Chair and a lawyer should know statistics for each court are reported to the State.  They could easily determine whether information is true or false.   Court activities and budget are audited.  Likewise, attorney court appearances are recorded.  Obviously, they know the truth but the truth would not promote their agenda.

Lynn Marie Johnson resolved over 20,000 criminal and civil cases, presided at 1690 trials, held over 11,570 hearings and magistrated 2,850 defendants.  She was UNDER budget each year, cleared a huge backlog of cases and increased the efficiency by over 30% through efficiency, organization and hard work.

Prior to being elected,  Lynn Marie Johnson handled hundreds of contested civil, family and criminal matters across Texas and across the United States.  Public records do not lie.

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Gentry the best choice

Weatherford Democrat, May 15, 2016 –

Dear Editor:

As a taxpayer and voter in this county, I would like to show my support for Jenny Gentry, candidate for Parker County Tax Assessor Collector.

I have known Jenny most of her life. Raised in the same community, it was also my honor to be her teacher and watch her grow into the woman of integrity that she is today.

I can say without hesitation that Jenny has led an exemplary life as a student, adult, parent, and community member.

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Jenkins worked for the insiders

Weatherford Democrat, May 12, 2016 –

Dear Editor:

In the race for the County Court at Law 2 position, one candidate was appointed by a small group of political insiders as a reward for his loyal and obedient service to the insiders.

Whether spearheading the Dewhurst campaign against Ted Cruz or manning the phones when that same small group of insiders tried to defeat an incumbent Republican County Commissioner, Curtis Jenkins worked hard for the insiders.

Not every lawyer is qualified to be a judge.

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Parker County Conservatives to Host TX Senator Bob Hall

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Honest and Fair Elections Are Going to Happen In Texas

From Dr. Laura Pressley, May 9, 2016 –

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Thanks to our dedicated supporters, we have successfully
Completed our Oral Argument to the Third Court of Appeals

Computerized voting machines have been operating for over a decade and Texans don’t trust them–and now we know why.  Dr. Laura Pressley’s historic election contest has uncovered electronic voting machine corruption errors, security breaches, missing back up tapes and no ballot images exist for a legal recount.

Candidates all over Texas have known about these illegalities for over a decade and Pressley is the first to take the responsibility to address them in the Texas courts.

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