"in local elections, Voters over the age of 65 are seven times more likely to vote than those between the ages of 18-34.*"
From schools and roads to tax dollars, public wellness, and safety -- local elections are where the policies that directly affect our lives are made.
Millennials, individuals between the ages of 18-34, are known for their ability to impact cultural trends. The place where they are poised to make the biggest impact is where their absence is being felt the most: in local elections.
While this election is a primary race for many elected officials -- it will be the deciding race for Garland District Court Judge. District Court is Garland County's busiest court and is responsible for sentencing offenders to fines or up to one year in the Garland County Detention Center.
the district judge gets to choose who receives justice.
shouldn't you choose the district judge?
The Garland County District Court Judge will decide whether offenders can receive treatment for drug addiction and mental health problems -- or whether they should be sent to serve time in the detention center.
The Garland County District Court Judge will oversee a wide range of offenses including:
- Traffic and Boating Violations
- Noise and Property Complaints
- Animal Cruelty
- Child Endangerment
- Carrying a Weapon
- No Insurance
- And More
Tamra Barrett is the most qualified candidate for District Court Judge. With over 20 years of experience in District Court, she is determined to make Garland County safer by utilizing specialty courts for drug abuse and intoxicated driving, emphasizing restorative justice, and minimizing early releases for offenders that occur in our over-crowded and under-funded detention center.
Visit GarlandCountyVote.org to view early voting and election day poll information.