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The TexasFred Blog endorses Danny Clancy

September 29th, 2010 . by TexasFred

The TexasFred Blog endorses Danny Clancy

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Until recently I had not met Danny Clancy, but last Saturday night, at the TEA Party forum, I had the distinct pleasure to make his acquaintance, talk with him in a very casual and informal manner and then to hear him speak as to why he should be the next Dallas County District Attorney.

“It seems like each day I open the newspaper there’s a story about our District Attorney, but unfortunately they have nothing to do with fighting crime. Instead, it’s ethical questions, political grandstanding and cover-ups. Our taxpayers and families deserve better.

I think it’s time for a DA who is making headlines for putting our toughest felons behind bars, and as your District Attorney, I will personally handle the prosecution of our most violent criminals. With close to two decades of experience as a prosecutor and a criminal court judge, I have the real-world experience fighting crime, and I am committed to re-focusing the DA’s office on what should be its top priority: keeping our families safe.”

Danny is not joking, the Dallas County D.A. office is a wreck. The Dallas County D.A. seems to always be auditioning for a spot on Dancing With the Stars or some such nonsense. Danny Clancy is ALL business.

With nearly two decades of experience as a Dallas County Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County Judge, and private attorney, Danny Clancy has a unique perspective of the criminal justice system that few in Texas can claim.

Clancy served as Presiding Judge in Dallas County’s, County Criminal Court #1 from 1999-2005. In 2001 and again in 2002, he was elected by his peers – the Dallas County Criminal Court judges – to serve as their presiding judge. During that time, Clancy worked closely with Dallas County Commissioners to bring Dallas County into compliance with new legislation related to the appointment of counsel for the indigent defendant.

In 2005, Danny Clancy was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry as Presiding Judge of Criminal District Court #6, a newly created District Court with felony jurisdiction.

Clancy served the citizens of Dallas County in that position until 2007.
From 1999-2007, while serving as a criminal court Judge in Dallas County, Clancy presided over more than 450 criminal trials.

In the Dallas Bar Association’s 2001, 2003, and 2005 judicial evaluation polls, Clancy consistently ranked at the top among Dallas County Judges in several categories, including Hard Working, Knowledge of the Law, Impartiality, and Overall Performance.

Prior to his eight years as a Dallas County Judge, Clancy served as a Dallas County assistant district attorney, trying more than 250 criminal trials as a prosecutor from 1992-1997. It was during this time that Clancy earned a reputation that remains with him today – tough, but fair minded.

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