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11/3/20

11/3/20

"With the support of my family, I would like to announce that I am seeking election as District Judge for the parishes of Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena.  With 18 years of actual courtroom experience practicing both civil and criminal law, I have what it takes to be the type of judge that our district needs and deserves.  I am a conservative Republican and I believe in the Constitution.  If elected, I will use the knowledge and skills that I have obtained to treat every case and each individual with respect, dignity, and fairness."

                                                                                                                                              William Scott Dykes

ENDORSEMENTS
William has been endorsed by the following Conservative organizations:
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TANGIPAHOA PARISH  
LOUISIANA REPUBLICAN JUDICIARY PAC
LABI - LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
EAST PAC - POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
MAILERS & MEDIA
Clarification of Misinformation
Recently, there has been some misinformation in the media.  Clarification is below:
DIRECT MAIL PIECE:  October 15th-16th
If you received the negative mailer from my opponent, I am not surprised that he would send such a piece given his recent behavior. I would like to set the record straight with the voters.  I am a registered Republican and I have been one since 2015.  I did register to vote as a Democrat in 1993 when I was 18 years old, along with many other Conservatives at that time.  I have always been Conservative and in 2015 I decided it was time that my party match my beliefs.  My opponent is not a "Lifelong Republican", as he states in his mailers.  He registered to vote as a Democrat in 2003 at 19 years of age.  So, we both registered to vote as Democrats; I did so in 1993 at 18 years of age, and my opponent did so in 2003 at 19 years of age.  We have both switched to Republican since then.
Proof of my voter registration showing that I switched to Republican in 2015 is below.  Proof that my opponent registered as a Democrat in 2003 is also below.
The Livingston Parish News:  October 19th and 20th Morning Updates
During the Morning News Update, McHugh David mentioned that I sent a negative mailer on my opponent stating that he donated over $5,000 to Hillary Clinton to beat Trump.  Although this information is true and is public record, I did not send such a piece nor did I have anything to do with it.  McHugh retracted his statement during his next Morning Update on October 20th.
Retraction:  Begins at 3-minute, 48 seconds into the show.
https://www.livingstonparishnews.com/coronavirus/podcast-the-livingston-parish-news-morning-show---october-20-2020/video_b45438c6-12e4-11eb-ae32-0709c4a41f8f.html
The Livingston Parish News (paper):  Thursday, October 22nd
If you received the Livingston Parish News paper on October 22nd, there were a few discrepancies made in a story placed on the front page titled "Mailers Go Out In Judge's Race; One Contains Personal Information".
 
I would like to set the record straight that I am not, nor have I ever been a trial lawyer. 
 
It is true that my social security number and date of birth were obtained from my opponent from the Registrar of Voters Office in St. Helena while viewing my voter registration application from 1993.  It was then spread over social media via Facebook Messenger.  The article did not mention, however, that my opponent did not follow proper procedure when he acquired my information, which is the reason it was not in a redacted format when he viewed it (and unethically took a photo of if).  Due to all of this, I am at a huge risk of identify theft.
The third discrepancy I would like to address is the statement that my opponent's donation to Hillary Clinton came from his employer, Fayard & Honeycutt.  If that statement were true, it would be considered illegal.  According to the federal document, which is public record, the donation is in my opponent's name and Fayard and Honeycutt are only listed as his "employer" at the time the donation was made. 
 
The following urls show proof of the donations made to Hillary Clinton from my opponent and his wife.  Note: These documents are "public" record.
https://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?201607059020173894
https://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?201607059020180960
WAFB CHANNEL 9:  October 21st
WAFB (Channel 9) reported incorrect information about my experience.  All of my experience is presented in detail under the "Background" section of this website.  More can be found in the "Why Vote For William?" section. 
 
I have owned and operated a law practice for 18 years.  During that time I also served as Assistant Public Defender for 13 years.  I am currently the Magistrate for Springfield and the town attorney for Killian.  Channel 9 did not report that I have owned and operated a law practice for 18 years.  And instead, they reported that I have been the magistrate for Springfield and the town attorney for Killian for 18 years. This was an honest mistake but I want to clear it up, mainly with Springfield and Killian, as I have not served them for 18 years.  
Link to the interview
https://www.wafb.com/2020/10/20/candidates-open-st-jdc-seat-tout-experience-differ-issues-most-pressing-bench/

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