TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 16, 2014

District Attorney General Tony Clark and challenger Dan Smith faced off Tuesday night at a Tea Party-sponsored debate, the Johnson City Press reports. Clark is running as a Republican, while Smith identifies himself as a Republican, but is running as a “conservative independent.” He said he chose to run as an independent since there was not a Republican primary held in Johnson County so those voters didn’t get a say in who the Republican candidate would be, and because the DA does not make policy and therefore should not be a partisan office.