If political history has taught us anything over the past two years it is this:
The run-off system is not always the best qualified candidate's friend.
Exhibit A, of course, is none other than Pat Lykos.
Out of the Criminal Judical Races, only one of them is headed for a run-off, and thank goodness it is.
Marc Brown and Danny Dexter will face off on April 13th (with early voting the week prior) for the Republican Nomination for the 180th District Court. In case you missed my original recap of the race, you can find it here.
Folks, Danny Dexter has got no business being in a position where he would literally preside over life and death situations in a Capital Murder trial. He is one of a very small amount of prosecutors that was ever fired for incompetency while I was at the Office.
Marc Brown, on the other hand, has the knowledge, skill, and temperment to be an excellent judge.
Sadly, Danny has had the support of some Republican bigwigs that know nothing of the Criminal Justice System, and it is that kind of support that thrives in the runoff system. It's that kind of support that got Pat Lykos elected.
And it's that kind of support that we've got to be fighting against now.
There aren't going to be that many races with runoffs, so mobilize now. Marc has a Facebook website up now. You can become a fan by going to it here.
Emily Munoz (who was previously in the race) has already given her support to Marc, and hopefully those who voted for her in the election will vote for him.
You just have to remember to vote during the Run Off. Join the Facebook website and mark your calendars to vote in April. Tell your friends and family.
Don't let another Lykos scenario happen, guys.