Letter to the Editor: Study Judge Candidates

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Study Judge Candidates

Regarding “Do democracy a favor and research Texas judges before voting” (HoustonChronicle.com, Oct. 24): While campaigns for the Texas Legislature and Congress receive lots of media attention, many people forget that we also decide who represents us in the state judiciary.

It’s critical that we elect judges who will impartially apply the law as written. The decisions of one activist judge can threaten positive legislative advances that have taken years to enact.

Equally important, we must elect judges who are competent, with years of meaningful experience. Experienced judges make our justice system more efficient, reducing litigation costs and ensuring the law will be applied fairly and even-handedly.

Having judges who will advance a straightforward reading of our laws is vital. Make sure to learn about judicial candidates before voting on Nov. 6.

Marcus Jahns, chairman

Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse