Bob hermann, district attorney
Hermann was first elected as Washington County DA in 1998, and the results of his tenure speak for themselves. Whether holding our County's poor when they can't make bail, or jailing victims to compel them to testify, it's clear his values don't match up with those of the community.
The District Attorney's office under Bob Hermann has displayed a pattern of coziness with Washington County law enforcement and government staff. While these groups must work closely with one another, everyone must be held accountable to the law, and sadly, that seems not to be the case in Washington County today.
Bob Hermann announced earlier this year that he will not be seeking reelection in 2018.
This is our opportunity for change. Reach out now to get involved.
kevin barton, Assistant DA
As you would imagine, Kevin Barton's positions line up pretty closely with those of his boss. Following Bob Hermann's announcement, Mr. Barton has announced his own campaign to replace him. Based on what we're seeing and reading so far, we're not impressed.
We thank Kevin for his dedication as a prosecutor, but we have our doubts about his commitment to fixing the chronic issues that show up in the news every month, or his ability to help ensure every citizen of this county gets the respectful and safe treatment they deserve.
charles bailey, DISTRICT JUDGE
D. Charles "Charlie" Bailey was elected as a Washington County Judge in 2006. Disturbingly, in his time presiding over the 6th District he has exhibited an combative stance toward defendants and colleagues alike. After jailing a witness in order to compel testimony, he found the guilty defendant (a county correctional officer) to fewer days in jail than her accuser. Outside of the courtroom, his unnecessarily petty gripe with another judge spilled into the public eye.
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