To the Citizens and Voters of the 25th Judicial District:
It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your District Judge and, with your support, I hope to continue for many years to come. I regret that for the second time in a week I have to respond to misrepresentations and outright lies; the first by a shady political action committee controlled by my opponent’s Austin-based campaign consultant, and the second from my opponent both by letter and in the newspaper. Until now I did not comment on much of what was said because I do not believe that a Judge should stoop to getting in the “mud”. I ignored the comments about my wife, who works tireless hours as an attorney representing children in child protection cases and otherwise helping people with legal issues. I ignored other statements hurled by my opponent, which question my integrity and judicial temperament. However, her recent comments, regrettably cannot go unaddressed:
I have encouraged all my supporters to focus on the positive. I have 32 years of legal experience, 7 years as your judge. 99% of the cases I hear are never appealed; I have resolved over 10,000 cases in 7 years. Of the small number of cases that have been appealed, my rulings were upheld over 91% of the time.
In addition to experience, this election is about integrity. I have not lied or misrepresented the truth in this campaign. I do not accept campaign contributions from attorneys who may practice before me. Any contributions received from attorneys who could practice before me or their office staff were returned (this is reflected in my campaign reports with the Texas Ethics Commission). I take very seriously my obligation to be truthful and act with integrity and do so to the best of my ability.
When you do not have experience, have a questionable voting record, and a questionable residency issue as my opponent does, you sling mud at the incumbent, play the victim and hope people are confused. I ask once again that you not be swayed by the lies. DO YOUR RESEARCH. If you have questions about me, contact me and ask them. You can reach me through my Facebook page (Reelect Bill Old For District Judge) or email me at email@example.com. My information is also on my website, www.BillOld.com. If you want information from other sources, ask attorneys who practice in my court or others who know me.