Wednesday, October 3, 2012

County Elected Officials Endorse Moody

In a press release sent out on Tuesday, three top local Democrats have endorsed Joe Moody in the race for State Representative in HD 78. Its hard to look at these endorsements as anything other than a response to the endorsement of Margo by two Democratic members of the Texas house.

Interestingly one of the three Moody endorsements is Sheriff Richard Wiles, who has long been a friend and ally to State Representative Marquez.

The two Democratic women have appeared to have politically shipwrecked themselves to a degree.
Here is the press release sent out with endorsements from District Attorney Jaime Esparza, County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, and Sheriff Richard Wiles.

Here is the release:

Democrat's Record Key To Endorsements

EL PASO - El Paso's Sheriff, District Attorney and County Attorney have united behind Joe Moody in the race for State Representative in House District 78.
"I am deeply grateful to the Sheriff and County Attorney for their support," Moody said. "It's especially nice to hear kind words come from your boss.

"Each of them has played a major role in making El Paso one of the nation's safest cities," he continued. "You can rest assured that I'll do my part in Austin to make sure our county and city remain safe places to live."

From District Attorney Jaime Esparza:
"Joe Moody has served in my office as an Assistant District Attorney for four years, so I obviously know him well and can speak to his character. Joe reminds me a lot of his dad, District Judge Bill Moody. Both are hard-working, honest and possess a deep commitment to seeing justice done. Joe has particularly distinguished himself as a passionate advocate for crime victims, who deserve all the help we can give them."

From County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal:
"In his one term as State Representative, Joe Moody showed that he clearly understands the needs of domestic violence victims. Joe passed a bill that bolstered the rights of domestic violence victims, something we have long needed in this state. He also succeeded in increasing state funding for domestic violence shelters. If he can do that just one session, think about what he can accomplish in the years ahead."

From Sheriff Richard Wiles:
"You hear a lot of politicians talk about fighting gangs and drug trafficking. Joe Moody actually did it. In just his first session, Joe passed legislation that gave law enforcement powerful new tools to fight the cartels and trans-national gangs. His legislation also created gang-free zones and increased the penalties for recruiting children into gangs. I am really looking forward to having Joe working with us to make sure El Paso maintains its reputation as one of the nation's safest cities."

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