FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2011 CONTACT: Craig Murphy PHONE: 817-845-0111 EMAIL: Craig@Murphyturner.com

Hawes Announces Bid for Williamson County Attorney
Former Assistant Williamson County Attorney and current Legal Advisor to the Williamson County Commissioners Court, Hal Hawes announced today that he will run for Williamson County Attorney in the 2012 Republican Primary. Hawes made his decision to run for County Attorney in light of the problems now facing incumbent Jana Duty. Duty has become enmeshed in a series of spats and serious legal disputes with numerous Williamson County elected officials and a state official. Duty's leadership led to the Williamson County Attorney’s Office being sanctioned by a State District Court and Duty will go to trial over grievances filed against her with the State Bar of Texas. “Duty has demonstrated an inability to work effectively with officials at both the local and state level. Her actions have created unnecessary turmoil and have dramatically damaged her ability to successfully do her job,” said Hawes. “I am running to restore integrity and stability back to this vital position. The watchword for this office should be professionalism. This has already gone on far too long. Duty’s actions have cost the county tens of thousands of dollars at a time when we cannot afford it.” Hawes is a Williamson County native whose family has a combined history of over 96 years of public service to area residents. Hawes has continued that legacy having served as a Georgetown Volunteer Firefighter, Assistant County Attorney and Legal Advisor. Hawes and his wife Kristal have two children. ## END ##
 

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