Congratulations to Rick Reed for winning the endorsement of The Daily Texan for his campaign for Travis County District Attorney. We agree with the Texan that Reed “has proven to be the toughest candidate to handle” the Public Integrity Unit, which has the power to investigate state officials. We will all be able to sleep easy at night knowing Rick Reed is Texas’ watchdog over public officials who do wrong.
Rick Reed’s stance against the death penalty reflects the values that make Travis County the most progressive community in Texas.
If Rick Reed is elected, the people of Travis County will live in the first community in Texas where the death penalty is officially not an option. The day will eventually come when the death penalty will not be used anywhere in Texas. With Rick Reed’s election, the people of Travis County can say that the end of the Texas death penalty started in Travis County.