VOTERS CAN NOW DEMAND WHY COUNTY JUDGE WITH WORST ATTENDANCE SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE PAID BY TAXPAYERS
DALLAS, TX – Voters in Dallas County will now have a choice in two different races after the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals overturned a lawsuit by Democrat County Judge Clay Jenkins seeking re-election, for the third time, while trying to avoid opposition. Jenkins is now ordered to pay all legal fees as a result.
Based on the decision, Judge Brian Hutcheson is permitted on the ballot for Dallas County Judge. In addition, the Appeal Court ruled that Ashley Hutcheson is legal to be on the ballot for Justice of the Peace 2-1.
Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Missy Shorey states, “The Republican Party is committed to defending democracy in Dallas County. We work tirelessly to give our voters a voice, while the radical left would like to keep us utterly despondent - to the point that we are just supposed to accept a wave of growing socialist sentiment in Dallas County. The overruled lawsuit, filed by Clay Jenkins, is a prime example of how Dallas County Democrats and radical activists will go to any lengths in an attempt to deprive voters of fair elections. Clay Jenkins is a deeply flawed candidate, with the worst attendance record on the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court, yet he feels entitled to a taxpayer-funded third term – Dallas County voters deserve better.”
Chairwoman Shorey continues, “Clay Jenkins knows he is on shaky ground, especially when his fellow Democrats document that Jenkins ‘needs to be brought up to speed’ and that Jenkins ‘does everything for political expediency and posturing regardless of the harm it may do from a governmental standpoint’ (Source: Dallas Morning News “John Wiley Price drops bomb on Clay Jenkins, ‘You do everything for the expediency and posturing.’” Feb. 8. 2018). The Republican Party in Dallas County will stand for this no longer. We are grateful the Appellate Court saw through this political meddling by Dallas Democrats and upheld the law. By doing so, they have prevented the Dem Machine that threatens a socialist “Blue Wave” from robbing Dallas County Independents, Republicans and Common Sense Democrats from a choice at the ballot box.”
Clay Jenkins filed over-tuned lawsuits that tried to prevent two Republican candidates with lawful appointments, Brian Hutcheson and Ashley Hutcheson, from being placed on the 2018 general election ballot.