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Candidates Forum: 81st Judicial District Attorney, Audrey Gossett Louis

Candidates Forum: 81st Judicial District Attorney, Audrey Gossett Louis

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October 25, 2016

The job of the District Attorney is to achieve justice, and vigorously prosecute cases investigated by law enforcement -- not to serve as a figurehead. As a career prosecutor, I have devoted my 15-year legal career to fighting for victims. As your D.A., I will continue working hard both in and out of the courtroom to keep our community safe.

The problems plaguing our community are drugs, child molestation, murders, and property crimes. While the current D.A. focuses his efforts elsewhere, the number of child sexual abuse cases in our community continues to soar. These young victims have to wait years before going to court, which prolongs the healing process. We continue to have cases taking too long to get tried, and even worse, unsolved murders. These are all things the D.A. is responsible for overseeing.

Our current D.A. has not tried a case in over a decade. That is not a D.A. fighting for justice in our district. He has decided to devote taxpayer money and resources to human trafficking. According to Wilson County District Clerk records, there are no human trafficking cases in Wilson County. As your district attorney, I will focus on our community’s issues, and make our community safe.

I plan to improve the District Attorney’s Office by making it fiscally responsible. Under the current administration, the D.A’.s Office has doubled its employees, increased the budget from $443,000 to $1.49 million-plus, and yet is prosecuting one-third fewer cases, although crime has not decreased. I plan to re-evaluate each position; if determined to be ineffective, resources will be redirected to provide better services to crime victims. I will aggressively prosecute cases in a timely way.

I, Audrey Gossett Louis, will work hard to protect each and every member of our community, and I humbly ask for your vote.

The Wilson County News will provide a Candidates Forum in the print edition Oct. 26. In an effort to provide voters with information earlier, the Wilson County News is publishing candidate information as it is received.

Your Opinions and Comments

Joann Juhasz  
Floresville, TX  
October 24 at 11:30am
Please check out my comment under Candidate Forum: 81st District Attorney Rene Pena.

Mr Louis  
81st Judicial District  
October 23 at 11:08pm
I would like all to know that Audrey is the only choice for DA. In the last 16 years as a prosecutor I can honestly attest to her commitment for representing the victims. As her husband of 22yrs and significant other for... More ›

Elaine K.  
October 21 at 11:21am
For Sample Ballots for Wilson and Karnes counties, go to: Click on buttons on the right for your specific ballot!

October 20 at 5:01pm
pena, ortiz and tejada won't show chicken to face the citizens and have to answer questions.................

October 20 at 10:54am
Pena has ignored way to much of what has gone on in Floresville, literally 100 feet from his front door. Vote Audrey!

New Guy III  
Wilson County  
October 19 at 6:23pm
And what about this guy? 6.5 out of 10? We don't have anybody good to vote for here according to AVVO!

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
October 19 at 6:15pm
From "The Avvo Rating is based only on the information we have collected and that the attorney has provided, so we don’t recommend the Avvo Rating as the only piece of information you use to evaluate whether an... More ›

New Guy II  
Wilson County  
October 19 at 2:50pm
Not sure I would vote for someone who has a 6.4 out of 10 rating. Source:

Mr. Tibbs  
October 19 at 11:12am
hit it on the head, drugs drive everything. The other guys been there 12 years and things are worsening, time for a change.

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