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In Sumner County, Democrat Steven Glaser ...
In Sumner County, Democrat Steven Glaser has criticized the Republican nominee, Assistant District Attorney William Lamberth, after the district attorney's office reduced the charges for a man accused of killing his wife.
The plea bargain came after the man's father and lawyer contributed to Lamberth's campaign.
Lamberth has said he had nothing to do with the case.
Meanwhile Glaser faces $158,000 in Internal Revenue Service liens for past due taxes.
has said he
is working to pay them.
Lamberth proposes closing ...
Lamberth proposes closing records
, R-Cottontown, hopes to achieve with House Bill 9, but critics say it threatens an individual's right to access public records.
Lamberth, an attorney and former Sumner prosecutor, said keeping such records open to the public puts a bull's eye on the homes of handgun carriers for potential burglaries.
"Guns are one of the top items burglars are looking for when they break into your home," he
said thieves generally wait until people leave their homes to break in and go after their valuables, often looking for guns.
"I had a number of cases, where burglars admitted that's what they were looking for," Lamberth said, who worked in the Sumner County District Attorney's Office for eight years until he ran for the District 44 seat, which he was elected to in November.
, who claims to be a strong advocate of transparent government, said he
would open records to law enforcement and possibly other organizations as long as the private information, such as home addresses, of handgun carriers remained protected.
"I don't want someone who is a felon, mentally disturbed or has been convicted of a domestic assault to have a gun," he
"I see this bill as filed as a starting point, and I'm open to discussion.
This is why I filed the bill this early."
filed the legislation after a The Journal News
of White Plains, N.Y., published maps with the home addresses of New York residents with handgun permits following the mass shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School
in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.
While the newspaper eventually removed the data, the possibility that a similar scenario could play out in Tennessee prompted at least one local resident to call Lamberth
"The criminal could zoom in on a house on their phone," he
bill has a better chance to pass this time around because improved technology now presents a higher threat for records leaking into wrong hands.
Republican candidate William ...
Republican candidate William Lamberth, a Sumner County assistant district attorney, raised $19,101 in the second quarter from 38 contributors.
listed $8,070 in expenditures for campaign materials, professional services and advertising and supplies.
ended the period with $44,013.
"I continue to be humbled and honored to have such strong support from every corner of the 44th District," Lamberth
Pleased to have Republicans and Democrats contributing to his
said the district is ready for a conservative leader who is pro-business and pro-jobs.
William Lamberth ...
William Lamberth -
Assistant District Attorney DUI Court
Endorsements - HUMANE TENNESSEE PAC
William Lamberth (R - District 44 - Gallatin, Portland) has successfully prosecuted cases involving hoarding, puppy mills, neglect, dog and cock fighting, and equine cruelty during his tenure as Assistant District Attorney (ADA) for Sumner County.
In 2007, ADA Lamberth assisted in the writing of a key piece of animal welfare legislation, which requires an owner to post a security bond to assist with the financial burden of caring for seized animals.
He has become a valued advisor and instructor across TN, teaching and guiding animal control officers and other district attorneys through investigations and prosecutions.
Lamberth, who is not an incumbent, is running unopposed in the primaries but has a Democratic opponent in the general election.