A former prosecutor wants to take Jana Duty’s job

Shawn Dick announces his candidacy for Williamson County district attorney.

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — The Williamson County district attorney has a new political opponent, less than a month after she was released from jail. On Wednesday, Shawn Dick announced he’s running against current District Attorney Jana Duty.

“I intend to be your next district attorney,” says Shawn Dick. The republican officially kicked off his campaign at the Texas Federation of Republican Women luncheon in Georgetown.

Shawn has been a lawyer for 19 years, partially working as a prosecutor, four of those years in Williamson County. He currently has a private practice.

Shawn says after Duty went to jail for contempt, there’s a lack of faith in our justice system and he wants to fix that.

“If we restore the integrity of our system, then when we secure convictions, you have finality for victims, you have a system that people can trust in, that jurors can trust in again,” says Shawn.

Duty was unavailable for an interview, but her staff says she is running for re-election. Voters can cast their ballot in the March primary.

Bill Kelberlau, a retired captain with the U.S. Navy, announced his candidacy for sheriff today. It’s unclear if long-time Williamson County Sheriff James Wilson is re-running.

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