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10/30/03 - Tyler

Chief Felony Prosecutor Applies for District Attorney Job

As Smith County's District Attorney prepares to move to the judicial bench, a second prosecutor has announced he wants to replace Jack Skeen.

Chief felony prosecutor Matt Bingham says he's the person that can keep the DA's office running smoothly with big cases on the way. 

"Continuity is the one thing I bring to the table because I'm the prosecutor who's bringing these cases to trial. I'm the person who's been preparing them, and is ready to go forward on those. Plus, I have the experience of trying capital murder cases to a jury and not just preparing them for trial," Bingham says.

Bingham has been Skeen's chief felony prosecutor since April of 2001. He left briefly for the U.S. Attorney's office, but also prosecuted Smith County cases from 1995 to 2000.

He is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Former prosecutor Alicia Cashell has also applied for the DA position, which will be appointed by Governor Rick Perry soon.

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