Judge Jack Skeen announces plans to seek re-election

Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:17 - Written by Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph

Judge Jack Skeen announced Monday that he plans to seek re-election as Judge of the 241st District Court in the March 2018 Primary.

During his 14 years as Judge of the 241st District Court, Skeen has disposed of hundreds of felony and civil cases including presiding over the trial of 5 capital murder defendants. He was originally appointed Judge in November 2003 to fill a vacancy on the bench and has since been elected by the voters of Smith County to 3 consecutive 4 year terms.

Prior to serving as Judge of the 241st District Court, Skeen served for 21 years as the elected Criminal District Attorney in Smith County. During his tenure as District Attorney, he was involved in the prosecution of hundreds of felony cases in District Courts including 20 capital murder trials.

“ I deeply appreciate the support I have had over the past 35 years from the people of  Smith County. I believe my experience as the District Attorney for 21 years and as District Court Judge for the past 14 years qualifies me to seek re-election. It has been an honor and a privilege to work for the people of Smith County and I respectfully ask for your continued support as I seek re-election”. said Skeen in making the announcement.