Wichita Co. 30th Dist. Court candidates face off in debate - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Wichita Co. 30th Dist. Court candidates face off in debate

Jeff McKnight and Dobie Kosub face off in Newschannel 6 debate. (Source: KAUZ) Jeff McKnight and Dobie Kosub face off in Newschannel 6 debate. (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Jeff McKnight with "The Law Offices of Jeff McKnight" and Assistant Wichita County District Attorney Dobie Kosub faced off in Newschannel 6's Republican Primary Debate. Both candidates had lots to say.

"My practice consists of family law, civil litigation, and criminal law," McKnight said. "I also have served as a special prosecutor during my time in private practice."

Kosub is the Chief Prosecutor of the 78th District Court. Over his career, he has been assigned to over 4,100 felony cases.

"If your daughter was raped or murdered tonight, do you want a judge with zero district court jury trials to preside over her case," Kosub asked. "My opponent has never tried a criminal case to a jury in district court. And the 30th District Court is where felons go to be tried by jury's."

"68 percent of the cases pending in the 30th District Court are civil litigation and family law cases," McKnight said. "32 percent of that's court docket is criminal. If you're going to build a house, are you going to ask someone who has only experience in being a plumber to build you an entire house? Or would you rather have someone who has experience in every aspect of building a house?"

"As a judge, the most important thing that I can do is administer justice with fairness," Kosub said. "And when you do that, you keep people safe. All people. And that's paramount."

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:39 AM EST2018-02-25 11:39:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:36 AM EST2018-02-25 11:36:54 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:36 AM EST2018-02-25 11:36:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

Powered by Frankly