Victoria County DA files for re-election
Nov. 17, 2017 at 8:42 p.m.
Updated Nov. 18, 2017 at 7 a.m.
Incumbent Stephen Tyler is seeking a fourth term for the office of Victoria County district attorney.
With the help of Republican County Chairman Bill Pozzi, Tyler filed Friday his application for a place on the Republican primary ballot.
"I'm off and running again," Tyler said in a written statement. "Serving as district attorney in a county like Victoria is a lot of work if you really want to do the job - not just have the title."
He is opposed by Republican challenger Constance Filley Johnston, a Victoria attorney.
In his announcement, Tyler promoted his years of military service.
He spent more than a decade on active duty in the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers, reaching the rank of major while serving in reserve duty.
"I like to get things done early; and we have a saying in the Army that we get more done before 9 a.m. than most people do all day," Tyler said.
He also presented his experience in his current office. In his time as a prosecutor, Tyler has tried 42 murder trials, he said.
"I'm excited about another four years protecting our community and laws," he said.