Andrew Jones is a lifelong Republican, a veteran, and a prosecutor. He is the only one in the race who can honestly claim to be any of those things.

Republican: Andrew has conservative values and will be a good steward of our tax dollars. He is a lifelong Republican and not someone who changed parties immediately prior to running for office, unlike his opponent.

Veteran: Andrew proudly served in the Army. He was in the infantry, completed airborne school, served with the Old Guard, guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, was a weapons team leader and served in the presidential escort.

Prosecutor: Andrew works closely with law enforcement to protect our community. He has been the lead prosecutor in over 1,000 cases and in jury trails for offenses such as capital murder, murder, aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and burglary. Some of his most notable trials include Lester Butcher, who was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life without parole; Jason Lee, convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison and Jose Ignasio Lopez-Hernandez, convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole. During this time Rey Morin has represented defendants charged with offenses including sexual assault of children, aggravated assault and drug offenses. He was hired by Loped-Hernandez in a fail attempt to overturn his conviction. While defense attorneys play a vital role in the criminal justice system, it is disingenuous, at best, to claim to be a prosecutor while representing those accused of serious crimes.

Morin and his supporters have spread vicious lies attacking Andrew and his family. They are now spreading a video taken when he was in law school. The mistakes that Andrew made in the past are just that, and he makes no excuse for them.

What is disgusting is that while those are mistakes in his past, Morin and his followers are attempting to exploit them now, while claiming to run a clean campaign. That is indicative of Morin’s character today.

John Ruckel

Nacogdoches

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