Tyler Junior College

DA, district court candidates’ debate set Feb. 20

Published Wednesday, 12th February 2014

The TJC Criminal Justice Students Association will host a debate for candidates in upcoming elections for District Attorney and 321st District Court Judge in Smith County.

The debate will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Apache Rooms, located in Rogers Student Center on the TJC main campus. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in Lot S-4, located at the corner of Lake Street and Baxter Avenue.

Candidates in both races have agreed to participate.

Candidates for Smith County District Attorney are incumbent Matt Bingham and challenger Austin Reeve Jackson, Tyler attorney.

Candidates for 321st District Court Judge are incumbent Carol Clark and challenger John Jarvis, Tyler attorney.

Students in the TJC criminal justice, paralegal and public administration programs will develop questions; and students and faculty members will serve as moderators.

Author: Elise Mullinix

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