Skip to comments.4 lawyers running to replace longstanding 19th District Court judge in Waco
Posted on 11/21/2019 3:58:04 PM PST by Elderberry
Judge Ralph Strother is being forced to retire due to age. Now, four lawyers are vying to be his replacement.
Strother was told he would be forced to retire due to age. He's recently made headlines with his involvement in the Baylor fraternity rape case and the Twin Peaks trials.
The first forum in the contested 19th judicial court race started off with a bang Thursday.
"Ive tried 120 jury trials," criminal defense attorney Thomas West said. "Ive been in the battles, I've been in the fire, I know what has to happen. In trials you have to make split second decisions."
West along with Former Army lawyer Michael Flynn, Waco assistant city attorney Kristi DeCluitt and criminal defense attorney Susan Kelly each explained to a crowd at the McLennan County Republican luncheon why they were fit to replace the outgoing judge.
"I have trained ordinary citizens, college and law students, police officers and lawyers on everything from fundamental principles of law to the ethical standards required in the field of law, Kelly said.
There are about 2,500 pending federal indictment cases in McLennan County, and all four candidates agree this is the single biggest issue in the race.
"Im the only one here who has full-time real judicial experience, DeCluitt said. Thats not only in presiding in court and presiding over cases, thats also managing a docket, managing a court."
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So, not one candidate speaks straight sentences.
What do you expect? They are lawyers.
They are Mice aspiring to be Rats.
Fewer lawyers would be nice.
Waco being Waco.
Not Austin not DFW.
Just being the redheaded stepchild.
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