Local attorney announces run for Tyler DA

Published on Monday, 1 July 2013 17:04 - Written by

By DAYNA WORCHEL

dworchel@tylerpaper.com

 

Tyler defense attorney Reeve Jackson, 33, said on Monday that he believes he can do a better job of creating safer towns and lower taxes in Smith County.

He filed his paperwork on Monday to run in the March Republican primary for Smith County District Attorney. Jackson will challenge the current Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham, also a Republican for the office in November 2014. Bingham, 46, declined comment when reached by phone, but said he does plan to run again for the office. “This is the first I’ve heard of anyone running, but I had always intended to run again,” Bingham said on Monday.

Bingham, who first served as interim Smith County District Attorney in 2003 after Judge Jack Skeen Jr. was appointed to serve as the Smith County 241st District Judge, was first elected to his office in 2004.