October 27, 2010 12:24:00 PM
The residents of Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Clay and Noxubee have the opportunity to elect a new judge in the Place 1 race. I strongly urge you to vote for William Starks. Mississippi has increased its prison population by 105 percent, based on the state''s population between 1994 and 2007, and the time has come to find a better solution than the status quo. This steady increase is straining our state corrections system, county budgets, and families in our communities. William Starks is willing to do the hard work necessary to help relieve this burden.
William Starks has many fine qualities that will make him an honorable judge. He was a National Merit Finalists from Starkville High School and participated in community activities such as 4-H Club, football, and soccer. People in Starkville may remember him when he attended First Baptist Church in Starkville. Presently, he and his family attend First United Methodist in Columbus. He is married to the lovely Danette West and they have three children.
An honors law school graduate, William Starks has the ability to form well reasoned decisions that will not be overturned on appeal as some of his opponent''s cases have. Retrying cases because of judicial errors is a cost taxpayers should not have to pay. After ten-years of experience in criminal defense, Mr. Starks decided to run for circuit court judge to offer our community a new option rather than a continuation of judicial rulings like those of his opponent.
A vote for William Starks for circuit court judge will give our circuit court fairness and judicial rulings consistent with the law. I urge everyone to get out and vote next Tuesday, Nov. 2. Vote for William Starks!