Franklin County Attorney, Will Ramsay, is seeking the position of District Attorney in the 8th Judicial District of Texas currently held by Democrat, Martin Braddy. The 8th District includes Delta, Franklin, and Hopkins counties.
Ramsay, who has spent the majority of his legal career as a public servant, spoke of his priorities.“As a lawyer, I have always represented my clients in the best manner under the law. As District Attorney, my ‘client’ will be the citizens of Delta, Franklin, and Hopkins counties,” Ramsay said. “My goal will always be the same: to vigorously serve and protect the peaceful and law abiding citizens.”
Ramsay, a life-long resident of Franklin County, graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and attended Baylor University for both his undergraduate and law degree. During law school, he was a member of the distinguished Board of Barristers as well as serving as an Executive Editor for the Baylor Law Review.
After taking the bar exam, Ramsay joined the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in March 2003. His tenure in Dallas lasted almost four years wherein he handled and tried a wide spectrum of criminal cases including, but not limited to, capital murder, aggravated robbery, felony drug offenses and family violence.
In December 2006, Ramsay returned to Mt. Vernon where he was in private practice for two years until taking office as the elected Franklin County Attorney in 2009. His duties as Franklin County attorney include prosecuting all levels of misdemeanors, prosecuting all juvenile cases, advising the Commissioners’ Court and other elected officials on legal matters and representing Child Protective Services.
Ramsay pledges to build public trust by executing the duties of the office in a professional manner and by developing and maintaining solid relationships with both law enforcement and the public. “Our system of justice works when fueled with integrity,” he said. “I am excited to work hard, day in and day out, with the dedicated men and women of law enforcement in Delta, Franklin and Hopkins counties. With purpose and vision from the District Attorney’s office, our community can be an even safer place to live.”
Outside of his professional obligations, Ramsay has been involved with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. He is past vice-president of the United Way of Franklin County and currently serves as a member of the Industrial Foundation. A longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, he currently works with the weekly AWANAS ministry.
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