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Former Hays County Republican Party chair Mike Cox writes that the district attorney’s office is ‘long due for a major overhaul’ and casts his lot with insurgent candidate Lynn Peach. 

February 19th, 2014
Letter: Peach ‘ready, willing and able’ to clean up DA’s office


The Hays District Attorney’s office is long overdue for a major overhaul in management. Lynn Peach has the motivation, credentials, and professional experience necessary to provide the leadership required. I believe she is the only candidate motivated and capable of leading the DA’s office forward.

By law, district attorneys are not supposed to hide facts or conceal evidence that establishes the innocence of the accused. The primary duty of the district attorney is not to accumulate convictions but rather to see that justice is done.

The office of the Hays County District Attorney lost sight of those obligations as well as the constitutional protections owed to the accused. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is one of my passions, but I feel strongly about all of the Bill of Rights. The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments relating to rights of the accused are no more negotiable than the Second Amendment.

The Hays County District Attorney’s office conduct of seeking convictions without regard for justice is bad for the rule of law, bad for the accused, bad for the family of the accused, bad for the image of the district attorney’s office and the county, and bad for the taxpayers forced to foot the bill.

The only candidate ready, willing and able to lead the district attorney’s office to see that justice is done is Lynn Peach.


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