Early voting in the party primaries is underway through Friday, Feb. 28. This is part of a series on races for Lubbock County courts.
Ryan Gentry is one of four Republicans running to replace retiring Judge Jim Bob Darnell; a guest on the News@Nine Tuesday, he said his diverse experience in civil and criminal court best prepares him for the bench.
Gentry's practiced law in the Dallas area and near Fort Hood, serving both as a commercial attorney and as a defense attorney; he said that allows him to understand how judges should best apply sentencing.
Lubbock County faces a dearth of felony criminal cases that has formed a backlog in the 140th District Court, and Gentry said he intends to help move along the caseload by scheduling, keeping, and advancing hearings.
You can get more early voting information at the county's election website, including times, locations, voter information, and sample ballots. Early voting ends Friday, Feb. 28; the statewide primaries are set for Super Tuesday, March 3.