DALLAS—Judge Staci Williams, candidate for Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday, said a mail piece distributed by her opponent, Brandi Voss, was misleading, while Williams’ campaign officials said the mailer further shows Voss is unready for Texas’ highest civil court.
“The mail piece distributed by my opponent’s campaign is misleading beyond belief,” said Judge Williams. “Ms. Voss did not earn the endorsement of The Dallas Morning News, yet she uses their logo and a quote from their editorial endorsing me to intimate she earned it,” Williams said.
Trey McAtee, a spokesperson for Williams’ campaign for Texas Supreme Court, Place 7, said Voss’ mailer was desperate and shows she temperamentally unsuited for an appellate bench.
“It smacks of desperation to imply you have an endorsement you did not earn,” said McAtee. “Furthermore, her use of the Dallas Bar Poll in the mailer is laughable,” McAtee said.
“Bar polls are a popularity contest. Judges like Judge Williams, who runs the 101st Civil District Court in Dallas County with an eye toward efficiency, a quickly-moving docket, and holding attorneys in her court accountable to the process typically do not poll well with attorneys,” McAtee said.
“Judge Williams goes to work every day and does her job, and some attorneys do not like a judge who holds their feet to the fire, plain and simple,” he continued.
Williams also said that being a judge was not a popularity contest.
“Kay Bailey Hutchison used to say that she wasn’t here to be the prom queen. I’m not here to be the prom queen either, I’m a judge, and sometimes, judges aren’t liked by attorneys,” Williams said.
“Any person seeking to be a justice on the state’s highest civil court who basically tries to deceive and mislead voters about earning an endorsement they did not earn clearly has some issues with determining what constitutes the truth and what is crossing an ethical line. This clearly needs to be carefully examined by voters prior to March 3,” McAtee said.
“This type of deceptive conduct is troubling,” McAtee concluded.
Voss Misleads, Deceives Voters