Jones County DA To Change Parties
This afternoon, Jones County District Attorney Tony Buckley will announce that he is switching to the Republican Party. I’ve been told there will be a press conference at 3 p.m. at the GOP headquarters. Buckley will be the first Republican D.A. from Jones county in modern history, perhaps ever.
His name has been added to our running list of party-switchers.
And speaking of party-switchers, the AP did a write-up yesterday of Sen. Ezell Lee’s switch. The switch we told you about five days earlier.
Update: Here is a comment from Buckley as reported by WDAM Wednesday evening: “I think there will always be some upset by this decision, as there are some that will be encouraged by it. I still believe in Jones County the people vote for the candidate based on the quality of the work they have done and I think as district attorney one thing we give confidence that we can handle the big cases.”