Letter to the Editor


Turning and tossing at night, unable to decide whom you’re going to vote for in the upcoming election for district attorney? Whoever wins will be the head honcho in prosecuting criminals in Obion and Weakley counties. As an upstanding citizen, you want to vote for the most-qualified candidate. But which candidate fits the bill?

Take heart. Help is on the way. Read the information below:

Number of years as a practicing attorney: Colin Johnson – 31; Adam Nelson – ?

Number of years as a prosecutor: Colin Johnson – 10; Adam Nelson – 0

Criminal cases prosecuted: Colin Johnson – Thousands; Adam Nelson – 0

Grand juries empaneled: Colin Johnson – 40-plus; Adam Nelson – 0

Indictments drawn: Colin Johnson – 1,000-plus; Adam Nelson – 0

Criminal jury trials: Colin Johnson – Hundreds; Adam Nelson – 0

Interviews and counseling with victims of crime: Colin Johnson – Thousands; Adam Nelson – 0.

Colin Johnson has also received endorsements from law enforcement officers like Sheriffs Mike Wilson and Jerry Vastbinder, former Chief of Police Perry Barfield, and former police investigator David Rhodes. During his years as a prosecutor, Colin Johnson has also developed relationships with lawyers and officers in the US Attorney’s Office; the Drug Enforcement Agency; the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Agency; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Now that you’ve read the above, you can get a good night’s sleep, freed from your quandary.


Lynda Hamblen

Union City, Tennessee