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local

Arlington, TX

#1 Dec 21, 2009
Judge Horn has done great things for the residents of this County. He has been the fighting voice in recooping money for the citizens by going after the companies that took our money and left us with a jail that is beyond repair.
bakkyard

Cumby, TX

#2 Dec 24, 2009
He is a class act...very fine gentleman and widely respected. Wish we could have more like him in Hunt County. Truly dedicated to serving people.
watchdog

Lorain, OH

#3 Jan 7, 2010
I agree, Horn is a great guy. Who is Michael Warren? He has filed to run against Horn. Anybody know who he is, I have never heard of him.

Since: Jan 10

Dallas, TX

#4 Jan 7, 2010
I heard Michael Warren is an employee at the Sheriff's office. They said he is a Jailer and/or drives the Transport Van for the County.

As for Horn, he has done an outstanding job. He is a man of great interity and extremely smart.

I like hin most, because he has kept his word from his last campaign, by going after the crooks that built the Jail.
watchdog

United States

#5 Jan 7, 2010
From Jailer to Judge..thats a pretty big leap. Does he have the qualifications to serve as Judge? College? Anyone know Mr. Warrens platform?
local

Dallas, TX

#6 Jan 9, 2010
Not sure about his qualifications, but I highly doubt they can match Judge Horns. They dont give away Masters Degrees at Texas Tech. I think the residents of this County will benefit greatly, if we stay with Horn. He has fought for the tax payers and done a great job uncovering self serving politicians.
Jessica

United States

#7 Jan 11, 2010
Judge Horn has kept very few of his promises to his own employees. The detention center officers was promised a variety of things, none of which were kept. Promises such as much needed and deserved raises. For the past two years when the proposed raises came through the commissioner's court and was up for him to decided, he voted against them.

As for going against the crooks who built a faulty jail, that is what he is suppose to do. That is his job.
local

Santa Ana, CA

#8 Jan 11, 2010
Jessica, with this economy, every one is struggling, federal, state and local levels are all suffering. Horn is, without a doubt, doing the best he can for the public considering what he has to work with. People are struggling to pay their property taxes, which in turn, effects the budget. Cuts are being made by everyone, from households to governments.(with the exception of Congress) You really need to look back and see how much wasted funds Judge Horn brought back for the residents. Do you really feel that the funds would have been recooped if Bobbitt would have won? I highly doubt it, Bobbitt was the cause of it. We need an educated man in office and I dont feel Mr. Warren has the experience or can handle the responsibility.
Jessica

United States

#9 Jan 11, 2010
No one wanted to see Bobbitt back in office. The whole argument about whether Bobbitt would have recouped the funds is a void one as anyone knows the answer to that. The original statement was about the great things Horn has done and how he has done what he said. I pointed out an argument that disproves that, and somehow Bobbitt is brought up? Funny. Horn made a promise to the detention officers which is why they completely rallied for him and brought in many votes only to turn his back once in office. Typical of a politician. Which is why people like Sheriff Meeks.*HE* is a man of his word, and has done as he said he would.

Do you know Mr. Warren personally? Do you know his qualifications? Someone brought up jailer to judge being a far leap, but who outside those working at the jail KNOWS these people's qualifications? There are highly educated people working there, retired military personnel, trained police officers, retired police officers, people who have their masters degrees, and also the plain old hard working person.

As for who I will personally vote for, I don't even know yet. I plan on researching, and figuring out who I believe would be best suited which is what I would encourage everyone to do.
resident

Dallas, TX

#10 Jan 11, 2010
People have asked what qualifications does Mr. Warren have, not the entire jail personnel.

Since: Jan 10

Dallas, TX

#11 Jan 12, 2010
With all of the departments in this County, everyone of them want there share of the Budget. I think Horn has been great at satisfying most all of them, it can't be easy when Budget season rolls around.

However, it wasn't just the jailers asking for raises, it was most departments. I am glad Horn made the decision not to raise the pay of the jailers. Because, if you give it to one then you have to give to all. Jessica, understand this, Horn and all Commissioners are involved in the Budget process, and when it is passed, then it is up to the Sheriff to delineate those funds within his Department. The blame falls on the Sheriff on this one.
resident

Columbus, IN

#12 Feb 9, 2010
Who saw the ad in the Herald Banner purchased by Bob Caruth? Looks like Mr. Warren has embellished his resume a bit. Already lying to the voters, is this really what Hunt County needs in a judge? I dont think so. Re Elect John Horn for Hunt County Judge!!!
local

Dallas, TX

#13 Feb 10, 2010
Hunt County

Dallas, TX

#14 Feb 11, 2010
Did anyone have a chance to go the political forum last night? Jessica, I think Mr. Warren better stick to cleaning toilets. Can anyone explain to me why this County needs more "hospitalization"? Or was that a word in the letter Jim Bobbitt fixed for him that he didnt know how to pronounce? I have seen 4th graders read better than Mr. Warren.
citizen

Gainesville, TX

#15 Feb 15, 2010
I do not completely understand all the hub bub. Look at the credentials, the work ethics, and the advancements that have taken place in the recent past in Hunt County. We finally have some people in office that do not care how much money is in a potential voterís pocket, the good ol boy system seems to finally be coming to an end. We have great guys (and gals) in charge of things and working together towards the betterment of us all. Why would we want to go back?

Mr. Warrens has already fibbed, big deal, do not vote for him. I suppose he did not expect the rebuttal of his claims to be made public, should of thought of that before he made his statements. His qualifications? Guess he will have to support all of his new claims with documentation, not jaw flapping. Move on dude.

You are mad because you did not get a raise in how long? I know many large cities and large corporations that have had hiring freezes and wage freezes for several years, even before the economy tanked, at least you have a job and you have nice benefits, be thankful. If you should feel the need to go out and find a better paying job, please, by all means, go. I hate to think the taxes I and others are paying to help with your salary are not appreciated. I lost my job, am barely getting by, God forbid I become ill as I have no insurance in which to help with medical bills either. Fortunately I have been able to make my mortgage payments which have my taxes included.....you are welcome. In short, be glad you have a job, many do not and I really do not believe whining about it and blaming it on one person will solve anything for you. Again, if you are not happy, move on as I am sure the county is NOT short on applications for your job.

JESSICA SAID:
There are highly educated people working there, retired military personnel, trained police officers, retired police officers, people who have their masters degrees, and also the plain old hard working person.

Those are the same people that are jobless right now too or working at Mickey Dís and Wal-Mart, the recession is not geared only towards the uneducated, it strikes us all. Our senior citizens did not receive their COLAs either, no money anywhere. Times are tough and we ALL feel it, please do not harbor resentment towards someone that does an A-1 job just because you have not gotten a raise, look around and see the entire situation.

I am very proud of the changes taking place in Hunt County, especially Southern Hunt County. Thanks to all that make that possible.

I encourage everyone to get out and vote, you do count.
Judy

Wills Point, TX

#16 Feb 16, 2010
Well,I know nothing about Warren, but do about Horn. John Horn obtained his degree online, which anyone of little sense can do. If you have ever taken an online course you know they are designed so anyone can pass. He has NEVER held a job more than 2 years in his life. County Judge is the 4th job he has had since moving to Hunt County 8 years ago.
As for experience he had NONE when he got elected. Granted he is a smooth talker and a heavy drinker. He was a sheriff's deputy for Hunt County when he ran for judge. He had absolutly NO experience! Those two things got him support from some of his local drinking buddies who happended to be long time well know residents of Hunt County and like everyone else wanted Bobbit out of office. The drive to get Bobbit out is what got Horn in.
He also is well know for showing up to every one of his son's football games, when he did show up, drinking. That would be drinking at the game. Just pour it in a coke cup, who is to know, I guess he thought. Guess that degree did not help him realize there were those that could smell it.

A couple of you keep saying he has done great things. We do not see any results from his term in office. I am VERY open to some actual facts. Can anyone out there quote some actual improvements, including exactly what money where was saved. Not talking about the Jail. That has been run into the ground and anyone in office, outside of Bobbit would have been pressured to do the same thing. No big deal!

So I challenge you supporters to provide some actual facts!!! Lets hear it!
local

Muncie, IN

#17 Feb 16, 2010
Judy, did you attend the forum held by the Herald Banner? If you did, you would clearly see that Mr. Warren lacks the ability to serve as County Judge. His reading skills are equivilent to a 1st grader.(I'm sorry if that statement offends anyones 1st grader.) He actually sounded out four letter words. I'm not saying Warren isn't a good person, I dont know him. He's just not intelligent enough to serve in that position. Lets move on to Warrens resume, shall we.....he stated to the paper that he "ran the Caruth business". Really?? Bob Caruth didnt seem to think Warren ran the company. So, hes already lying to the voters. Wow..what a guy!! Real Integrity there, isnt it?
Hunt County

Dallas, TX

#18 Feb 16, 2010
Judy, thats funny you bring up drinking. Mike Warren is at the VFW or American Legion every night drinking and playing in an illegal Poker Game.

However, you asked for facts, and here you go. First, Letourneau University does not hand out online degrees. Second, He has had 2 jobs, since moving here. He built, owned and operated Kwik Kar Lube and Tune, and Kwik Kar Auto Spa, after that he worked for the City of Lone Oak Police Dept. as a reserve which was non-paid while he was trying to regain all of his peace officers certificates since it had been 9 years since he worked for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Dept. Then he went to work for for Hunt County as a Deputy.

More facts??? Created a purchasing system within the Countty. He revised Subdivision Rules and Regulations, so Human Waste won't be in your backyard. He also attained a $775,000 settlement for Jail, and he has been a regional player within the NCTCOG. All of this and more while loweing your tax rate 13 percent. If u need more facts just let me know. I will be happy to enlighten you more.
Cochise

Atlanta, GA

#19 Feb 16, 2010
Judy wrote:
Well,I know nothing about Warren, but do about Horn. John Horn obtained his degree online, which anyone of little sense can do. If you have ever taken an online course you know they are designed so anyone can pass. He has NEVER held a job more than 2 years in his life. County Judge is the 4th job he has had since moving to Hunt County 8 years ago.
As for experience he had NONE when he got elected. Granted he is a smooth talker and a heavy drinker. He was a sheriff's deputy for Hunt County when he ran for judge. He had absolutly NO experience! Those two things got him support from some of his local drinking buddies who happended to be long time well know residents of Hunt County and like everyone else wanted Bobbit out of office. The drive to get Bobbit out is what got Horn in.
He also is well know for showing up to every one of his son's football games, when he did show up, drinking. That would be drinking at the game. Just pour it in a coke cup, who is to know, I guess he thought. Guess that degree did not help him realize there were those that could smell it.
A couple of you keep saying he has done great things. We do not see any results from his term in office. I am VERY open to some actual facts. Can anyone out there quote some actual improvements, including exactly what money where was saved. Not talking about the Jail. That has been run into the ground and anyone in office, outside of Bobbit would have been pressured to do the same thing. No big deal!
So I challenge you supporters to provide some actual facts!!! Lets hear it!
Judy,

You obviously live in a plastic bubble. Your comments are nothing but personal attacks based on ignorance.
Cochise

Atlanta, GA

#20 Feb 16, 2010
It never fails to amaze me how people make comments without any substance. LeTourneau University is a very reputable school that bases its' courses on fundamental Christian values. As a graduate of LeTourneau I can tell you that they don't hand out degrees for free. Unfortunately I didn't have the resources to go further and get my MBA, but I can tell you that it is no joke. I am pretty sure that Texas Tech University has a good reputation. Law School, Medical School, Business, Architecture etc. Politics is a funny thing. People like Judy are those that sit on the outside and make slanderous remarks and bring nothing to the table. Had she lived in Hunt County for any length of time or had any knowledge of the challenges that we have gone through, Judy would not have to be educated at this time of the political process. As far as promises for giving government employees pay raises, give me a break! With more that thirteen percent of the population looking for work and people getting their pants taxed off, so sorry. Please crawl out of your hole and look at the big picture. Horn! Chug a lug if it keeps that tax rate going down. Who cares, I'd drink too if I had to be in politics and deal with the Judy's of the world.

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