I have intentionally stayed quiet on the Hays County District Attorney’s race for several reasons with the most pressing one being I have simply been too busy to write a narrative about something I feel very strongly about. But I now feel compelled to offer a little background on Lynn that many may not know, remember, or would really like to forget if they are one of her supporters. I will undoubtedly lose some friends from this letter, but so be it.
In 2009, Lynn worked for Sherri Tibbe at the district attorney’s office. In the course of her duties, she became aware of a case worked by the Narcotics Task Force. Upon hearing a small part about a complex investigation, she jumped to conclusions without knowing the facts and made very serious allegations against a fellow prosecutor in the office and one of the finest San Marcos police officers I have ever had the privilege of working with.
Her “groundless accusations” led to a huge investigation, new trial, new prosecutors, new judge, etc to hear all the facts. What came out in the end? Read the special prosecutors’ unsolicited open letter to the San Marcos Mercury describing his professional opinion about Lynn’s accusations. He is crystal clear on what happened. Everything in the case was done by the book, very professionally, and without so much as a hint of wrongdoing by anyone. Lynn Peach jumped to conclusions, pushed the “nuclear” button and could have cost a defendant more than 20 years in prison.
Mr. Kimball is much more gentle than I am about the motivation behind Lynn’s accusations. Knowing all of the background on the players involved in this case, this was nothing more than a political ploy by several local defense attorneys to attack Sherri Tibbe’s office. Lynn was new to town and surrounded herself with some people that had ulterior motives. She would go on to date one of these local attorneys, a convicted criminal himself, who also represented Lynn personally during this case.
I understand part of Lynn’s stump speech is talking about how corrupt the DA’s office is and how she will clean it up. These corrupt public servants (as she claims) are also the ones who paid her electric bill for her while she worked there when she came in and told them her electricity was going to be shut off for non-payment. I have never, never seen anything corrupt in this DA’s office. We may differ in opinion at times. I have disagreed more than once on a light sentence, but those folks want nothing more than to see justice done.
In summary, I do not want a district attorney who “jumps to conclusions.” Hays County deserves better than a DA who will bring cases based on “groundless accusations” like Lynn Peach has a habit of doing. Our district attorney should be above reproach, not have a history of dating convicted criminals, and refrain from surrounding themselves with constant “drama”.
Lynn Peach’s “groundless accusations” cost the Hays County tax payers tens of thousands of dollars in this specific case. Our local judicial system deserves better. I support — and encourage you to support — Wes Mau for Hays County District Attorney.