KXIT Radio in Dalhart gave me the opportunity to speak at their "Candidate's Corner" radio segment.
Having a District Attorney that runs the office efficiently is vital to successful prosecution of felony cases. After law enforcement officers submit a case to the District Attorney's Office, it's up to the DA to get the cases reviewed in a timely manner. My policy will be to review cases within thirty days. This policy will allow an opportunity for law enforcement to follow up on a request from my office, if need be. Is a witness statement needed? Should we get a photograph of a piece of evidence? This information often goes missing or is forgotten if months or years pass between receiving the case and reviewing it.
Once the case is complete and there is sufficient evidence, I'll take it to the grand jury. If the grand jury chooses to indict, I will fairly and aggressively prosecute the cases to completion. In my current position as Assistant District Attorney in Hutchinson and Hansford counties, I've prosecuted hundreds of felony cases. For defendants that do not want to take accountability for their actions, a jury trial will be set. In 2019 alone, I successfully tried six cases to a jury: two mental competency cases, burglary of a habitation, multi-count sexual assault of a child, felony DWI, and indecency with a child by sexual contact. I have the right experience to get the job done.
Check out the radio interview here: