Running Again. Place 3 in 2014.

I’m running for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3 Judge. I’ll have a Republican and a Democratic opponent.

Here’s what Grits for Breakfast had to say back in September about likely Republican candidates:

Lined up to challenge or replace Judge Price in Place 3 is San Angelo District Judge Barbara Walther, whose biggest claim to fame was approving the most sweeping search warrant on American soil since King George III. Walther allowed indiscriminate searches of dozens of homes and seizures of hundreds of children at the YFZ Ranch, operated by a polygamous Mormon sect called the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints and led by widely recognized nutball and pedophile Warren Jeffs. The Third Court of Appeals tossed out her orders seizing the kids but upheld the search warrants in the criminal cases. Walther was unapologetic and exhibited a fervent bias toward approving extraordinary uses and abuses of state power. Veteran San Antonio District Judge and former AUSA Bert Richardson has also jumped into the race. I’ve heard good things, but only third-hand, hearsay stuff. Until further notice, though, count me in the “Anybody but Walther camp.”

I’ll happily debate principles with any of the candidates.

Comments 3

  1. Gritsforbreakfast wrote:

    Dammit, Mark! I wish to high heaven you’d signed up in the GOP primary for Cathy Cochran’s seat! You’d probably have been the frontrunner there. I just don’t see the point of running as a Libertarian.

    Posted 02 Dec 2013 at 3:03 pm
  2. Mark wrote:

    If I ever think that Republican voters are ready to vote based on the love of freedom rather than the fear of…well, everything, I may sign up to run as a Republican.

    Posted 03 Dec 2013 at 8:04 pm
  3. Brian Drake wrote:

    I’m Brian Drake, and I approve this message.

    Posted 30 Dec 2013 at 3:17 pm

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