Dear  Voters:     While  I  don’t  think  most  people  question  whom  my  choice  is  in   the  DA’s

 race  I  didn’t  want  to  leave  it  unstated.       I  worked  extensively  with  both  John  Bradley  and  Jana  Duty  as  a   fellow  prosecutor  in  my  years  at  the  District  Attorney  and  the   County  Attorney  offices  and  the  differences  are  substantial.    I   have  always  found  John  to  be  one  of  the  brightest  and  most   capable  of  prosecutors  in  the  entire  State  of  Texas,  and  he   actually  has  the  award  to  prove  it.       When  I  served  in  the  legislature,  John  was  a  partner  with  me  in   helping  craft  the  “Jessica’s  Law”  legislation  that  protects  the   most  vulnerable  among  us,  our  children.  However,  he  also   assisted  me  in  my  participation  in  helping  craft  a  bill  that   allowed  life  without  parole  as  a  choice  in  our  death  penalty   cases  in  Texas  for  the  first  time;  not  necessarily  a  tough  on   crime  position  to  take  here  in  Texas,  but  the  right   position.    Each  and  every  time  I  asked  John  to  help  he  was   there.       In  all  my  years  of  working  with  John,  both  as  a  prosecutor  and   as  a  state  representative,  I  can  say  without  hesitation  that  he   always  had  the  Citizens  of  Williamson  County  and  the  State  of   Texas  as  his  primary  focus.      The  positions  he  takes  on  some   issues,  while  they  are  sometimes  controversial,  especially  to   criminal  defense  attorneys,  Austin  liberals,  and  the  Austin   American  Statesman,  they  are  never  politically  opportunistic   or  hypocritical.    I  cannot  say  the  same  of  his  opponent.         Dan  M.  Gattis   Former  State  Representative   House  District  20  –  Williamson  County