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In 150th District Court race, we recommend Republican Renée Yanta to a second term. Yanta has 24 years of legal experience, seven of them on the bench. She was appointed to the 73rd District Court bench in 2009 to serve an unexpired term. Yanta is board certified in civil appellate law and teaches law courses. A former public school teacher who spent nine years in the classroom, Yanta created a successful therapeutic court program to help prepare teen girls for life after foster care.
Her opponent is Democrat Monique Diaz who has legal ten years experience. We find her legal tactics in an attempt to have two misdemeanor cases expunged before she filed for office more worrisome than the charges against her. According to court records, Diaz entered a plea of no contest, was given deferred adjudication and nine months probation in 2012 on charges of resisting arrest and interfering with the duties of a police officer.
Express-News Editorial Board Updated 1:45 pm CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018