The Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee issued a public statement today saying the negative attacks being run on social media by Judge Jay Caraway's campaign are false.
"The complaint concerns a statement posted to Judge Caraway's campaign committee Facebook page, "Jeff Cox Record," which says, 'Jeff Cox spent $33,500 to help elect Hillary Clinton.'... The Committee believes the statement at issue is false and in violation of Canon 7A(9)."
Judge Caraway violated Canon 7A(9) of the Louisiana Code of Judicial Conduct, which provides that a judge or judicial candidate shall not "knowingly make, or cause to be made, a false statement concerning the identity, qualifications, present position, or other fact concerning the candidate or opponent,"
"Judge Cox has run a positive campaign, with the endorsement of law enforcement and hard working, honest people from throughout North Louisiana. Meanwhile, his opponent has been caught playing dirty politics. The committee found Judge Caraway's ad linking Judge Cox to Hillary Clinton as being "false." The truth is, judges cannot endorse or help any candidate and Judge Caraway knew this, but he chose to lie about it anyway. We are still waiting on one ad as to why Judge Caraway should keep his job as Judge. One ad- and I'm betting you won't see one before Tuesday. Shame on Judge Caraway. He should know dirty politicians don't win," said H. Lyn Lawrence, Jr., a member of Judge Cox's Campaign Committee.
About Judge Jeff Cox
Judge Jeff Cox currently serves the 26th Judicial District Judge and has run a campaign based on five core principals:
- Faith, family and service
- Fair, honest and respectful treatment for everyone
- Protect the U.S. Constitution and our 2nd Amendment right
- Strictly interpret the law instead of legislating from the bench
- No special treatment for any special interest
Judge Cox has been re-elected twice, without opposition, as the District Judge for Bossier and Webster Parishes in Division C. These two parishes comprise a majority of the votes in the Second Circuit. The other seven parishes include: Bienville, Caldwell, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Union and Winn. He and wife, Susan, are the parents of two children, live in Bossier and attend First Baptist of Bossier.