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Letters to the editor, May 19


The Denton Record-Chronicle welcomes letters to the editor pertaining to the May 27 primary runoff elections. Letters must follow all regular submission rules. Primary runoff election letters must have been received in this office by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15; none will be published after Tuesday, May 20.


Vote for Alexander

Dear voter: Beginning next week, we the people have an opportunity to make an impact on law enforcement in Denton County that will affect this county for years to come. We can elect Karen Alexander as our district attorney.

I’ve been associated with district attorneys here since 1966 — some good, some not so good. However, I have never known anyone with the drive, determination, selflessness and just plain old fire in her belly to do this.

Karen called me long before she announced her candidacy, and I talked at length with her about what she wants to accomplish in that position. I was, and am still, very excited about her campaign.

A man once said, “You can really look smart if you hire bright, ambitious people — set up a good work environment and simply let them perform.” That man was the CEO of Pizza Hut. I believe that to be true.

Mrs. Alexander is convinced that the right people are there, she simply wants to change the environment in which they work.

I am not worried about her ability to manage a department as big as the DA’s office or managing all the staff members. That is called micromanagement. Karen needs only to manage the department heads. They will do the rest.

I feel I am a very close friend, but if the situation arose, I sincerely believe that she would prosecute me as vigorously as she would anyone else. I don’t think God put much back-up in her.

I am concerned about our law enforcement community. Are you? If you are, join me in supporting Karen Alexander for our district attorney.

Jerry Raburn,