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Criminal District Attorney

General Election - Tuesday, November 6, 2018(Early Voting: Monday, October 22-Friday, November 2, 2018)The District Attorney serves a 4-year term.

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    K. Sunshine Stanek

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Biographical Information

Training and Experience: Describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. (325 characters, approx. 50 words)

Plea Bargains: Does the increasing role of plea bargains ensure justice for the accused and the state? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

Victim Rights: How does the District Attorney’s office assure the advocacy of victim rights through their office instead of relying on other government/private agencies/organizations? (450 characters, approx. 75 words)

Campaign Phone (806) 620-1984
Email for public contact: shawnsun2@aol.com
Education BA, Political Science, TCU, 1996 JD, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2000
I have worked for the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney's office since 2000. In my 18 + years in the office I have handled all aspects of the administration, community relations, law enforcement relations, training, and tried everything from traffic tickets to capital murders.
Because there are only so many trial courts and weeks available, approximately 5% of all criminal cases actually go to trial. The majority of cases end in plea offers that ensure justice. There are no bright line rules on plea offers because every case's facts are different, every victim is different and every defendant is different. The prosecutor must look at the entire range of punishment on each case to ensure that justice is done.
The rights of victims are of the upmost importance in the Lubbock County District Attorney's office. We recognize that these individuals never asked to be classified as a victim in the criminal justice system and they demand our respect. We employ 3 full time victim advocates to make sure that our victims are receiving the communication and assistance that they need, deserve, and require by law.