Supreme Court candidate apologizes for sign improperly placed on Heath church property

By J.J. Smith. Texas Supreme Court Judge candidate Debra Lehrmann issued an apology today to the church, its members and the residents of Heath and Rockwall County for the mistake which some of her volunteers made this past week by placing one of her big new campaign signs without permission on the property of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Hwy. 549 in Heath.

She offered the apology by phone and in an email to the publisher of, who had notified her about his website’s news story.

Judge Lehrmann, who is Tarrant County’s 360th District Court Judge, is campaigning in the April 13 Place 3 statewide run-off election against former legislator Rick Green.

She said she and her campaign leaders have tried very hard to train their volunteers where to and where not to place signs, but “mistakes do sometimes occur.”  She said she is terribly sorry for the mistake and sincerely hopes voters will not hold the mistake against her personally in the election.

Judge Lehrmann’s apology statement is as follows:

“I want to apologize for any inappropriate placement of signs in your County.  Please know that our volunteers have been given strict instructions about the appropriate placement of signs and about the need for all regulations to be strictly followed.  Any failure on the part of our volunteers to abide by these instructions will be dealt with immediately.  Unfortunately, with a state as large as Texas, mistakes do sometimes occur.”

For more information about Judge Lehrmann, visit her website at


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