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Breaking News: State Commission on Judicial Conduct Immediately Suspends Judge Joel P. Baker without Pay, Based on 3-count Grand Jury Indictment

June 21, 2016

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Update: Case to Remove Joel Baker

  Update: Civil Case to Remove Judge Joel P. Baker On Thursday, June 9, 2016, we received from our attorneys a forwarded e-mail from Judge David Peeples. Judge Peeples noticed attorneys on both sides of the Fleming et al v. Joel Baker case that he has granted Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham’s request for …

June 15, 2016

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Update – Case to Remove Baker

1) Update: Plaintiffs’ decline to answer Smith County DA, citing his conflict of interest   2) E-mails: Assistant Attorney General & Smith County DA   3) E-mails: Smith County DA questions to Plaintiffs’ Attorneys   Smith County DA Steps Aside in Case to Remove Baker

May 26, 2016

Why Take Action to Remove Baker?

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April 18, 2016

Civil Suit Filed to Remove Baker

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April 18, 2016

Plaintiff Media Statement: Fleming et al v. Joel Baker

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April 18, 2016

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JoAnn: Project to Remove Baker from Office

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April 5, 2016

Update: Joel Baker Should Resign

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April 4, 2016

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Baker Should Resign

    March 14, 2016 News Release – For Immediate Release Contact:  JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America, (903) 360-2858                Ernie Clark, President, (903) 566-5417   Grassroots America Calls On Joel Baker to Resign Office of County Judge Immediately “We need credible, responsible, respected outside leadership to serve …

March 15, 2016

JoAnn: AG Accepts Investigation

            Update: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Grassroots America’s Executive Director JoAnn Fleming reports Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham sent her notification received this week from the Texas Attorney General’s Office (TAGO). DA Bingham confirmed the AG’s office will investigate the actions of County Judge Joel P. Baker and the …

June 26, 2015

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All Traffic Camera Documents

Narrative of GAWTP formal complaint filed with the TX Attorney General’s Office against County Judge Joel Baker and the Smith County Commissioners Court Complaint Exhibit #1:  08/12/14 Smith County Commissioners Court Agenda Complaint Exhibit #2:  08/12/14 Smith County Commissioners Court Minutes Complaint Exhibit #3:  01/28/15 Smith County contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc.    

June 12, 2015

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Friday May 15th lunch meeting: Smith County Road Plan: Smith Co. Comm. Jeff Warr & Co. Engineer Frank Davis

Message from the Executive Director, JoAnn Fleming: Friends, I strongly encourage you to attend the Grassroots America meeting on Friday to hear the special presentation by County Engineer Frank Davis and County Commissioner Jeff Warr. Although we cannot yet consider the road plan complete, it is especially important for us to hear from County Engineer …

May 11, 2015

Press Release: Grassroots America files complaint & requests investigation

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May 7, 2015

Narrative of GAWTP formal complaint filed with the TX Attorney General’s Office against County Judge Joel Baker and the Smith County Commissioners Court

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May 6, 2015

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Complaint Exhibit #1: 08/12/14 Smith County Commissioners Court Agenda

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May 6, 2015

Complaint Exhibit #2: 08/12/14 Smith County Commissioners Court Minutes

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May 6, 2015

Complaint Exhibit #3: 01/28/15 Smith County contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc.

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May 6, 2015

Grassroots: County Officials Must Protect Smith County Taxpayers

 

January 16, 2013

Smith County Races

Smith County Commissioner Precinct 1   Commissioner Warr has no primary challenger; no Democrat challenger in November.  Jeff Warr (incumbent)        No web site listed Smith County Commissioner Precinct 3  The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery, as well as policy-making decisions regarding the administration of county government. Four commissioners, each elected …

May 13, 2012