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Election 2014

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Letter: Peach will ‘stand strongly for justice’

San Marcos-based attorney Ronnie Dickens says candidate Lynn Peach has a more realistic perspective on criminal prosecution after five years in private practice as a defense attorney after resigning from the Hays County District Attorney’s office

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Letter: For Hays DA, Mau is simply more qualified. Period.

Local Republican pillars Wally and Linda Kinney are backing Wes Mau for Hays County District Attorney, writing that he has the ‘prosecutorial and management experience necessary to handle the job.’

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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

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.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Video: Jones, Seim seek GOP nod to run against Hernandez

San Marcos businesswoman Peggy Jones, who currently sits on the Edwards Aquifer Authority board of directors, and Judy Seim, the former Hays County compliance department director, are running for the Republican Party nomination for Hays County Justice...

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Updated: Nugent toes the line at Abbott campaign event

When news broke that Greg Abbott, the Republican front-runner for governor, would be appearing at a campaign stop in North Texas with Ted Nugent, the self-proclaimed “Madman,” Democrats and social media erupted.

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Letter: Peach’s ‘groundless accusations’ point to poor judgment

In a letter to the editor, retired San Marcos police Cmdr. Terry Nichols recalls district attorney candidate Lynn Peach’s incendiary accusations in 2009 against a fellow assistant district attorney and a San Marcos police investigator

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Video: Chan, Novak debate while Campbell ducks out

San Antonio businessman Mike Novak, a former Bexar County commissioner, and businesswoman Elisa Chan, a former San Antonio City Council member, debated Feb. 10 at an event sponsored by the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters....

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Letter: Mau sticks foot in mouth with ‘single mom’ remark

Dripping Springs resident Gary Conner writes to rap candidate Wes Mau’s knuckles for asking his opponent how she would balance being a single mom with the demands of being the Hays County District Attorney

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Video: Wes Mau, Lynn Peach tangle at League of Women Voters’ debate

In next month’s Republican Party primary, Texas Assistant Attorney General Wes Mau, a former Hays County chief deputy district attorney, faces defense attorney Lynn Peach, herself a former prosecutor in Taylor County and, briefly, in Hays County.

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Brad Rollins’ Blog: Donna Campbell can’t face the facts, can’t tell the truth

State Sen. Donna Campbell emerged bloodied and bruised — but as defiant and disingenuous as ever — from a candidate forum hosted last week by the Hays County Republican Party Executive Committee.

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