October 24, 2008
Chron overview of the District Clerk race

I don't recall seeing a Chron story based on what happened during the editorial board interview before, but here's one now, about the District Clerk's race.

The county district clerk's race centers on improving the office's ability to accept electronic court filings -- District Clerk Theresa Chang says the process is under way, and her opponent, Loren Jackson, says it's not happening quickly enough.

"We do not have a standardized electronic filing system in place," said Jackson, a Democrat. "Tarrant County does."

Chang, a Republican appointed by local state district judges to replace District Clerk Charles Bacarisse last year, said she has made improvements so electronic records can be accessed much more quickly after they have been filed.

Criminal court policies, she said, tie her hands about whether she can allow electronic filing for criminal cases.

I don't really have much to add to it, other than to note that apparently the tax issue that Jackson raised about Chang earlier this week wasn't a topic for the story, and to wonder how long the cycle from interview to endorsement is. Guess we'll find out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 24, 2008 to Election 2008
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