for Jefferson COunty District Attorney

-Edmund Burke

David@DavidBellowforTexas.com

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” 

David Bellow files to run for District Attorney against DA who Falsely Charged Him
Hopes to Draw Attention to Corruption Within Current Jefferson County DA’s Office

Candidate David Bellow and Family

Today I filed to run for Criminal District Attorney of Jefferson County, Texas. The chances of me winning are admittedly not very high, but that is not why I decided to run. I decided to run to give the people a choice and force the issues of corruption and illegal activity within the Current DA’s office to be addressed. I have filed today in hopes that, at the very least, a contested race will give the people a voice and a choice, and the issues will have to be addressed and fixed. The people of Jefferson County deserve a fair and just criminal judicial system.

Contested elections are an important part of democracy. Unopposed candidates are never held accountable and never have to address the issues and problems facing the people they serve. The Current District Attorney was supposed to be the “anti-corruption DA” but instead, he just ushered in a new era of corruption. There are currently state investigations against Bob Wortham or his staff in the District Attorney’s office. Bob Wortham should be held accountable for engaging in or at least allowing and protecting criminal activity within his own office. He turned his back on the people he is elected to serve by over prosecuting or falsely prosecuting innocent people, and he turned his back on law enforcement and victims who came to him with legitimate concerns and allegations of criminal activity only to be dismissed.

For instance, a current lawsuit filed by former deputy chief of the Port Arthur Police Department alleges that this police officer went to Bob Wortham about Criminal activity within the District Attorney Office but Bob Wortham refused to prosecute and told the Deputy Chief, “That’s my Boy.” This deputy chief was then retaliated against by Bob Wortham and forced to retire, according to the lawsuit.

This allegation of criminal activity being allowed or covered up by the current DA is one of many from many different people from all different ethnic backgrounds and walks of life from Republican to Democrat. My story is one of them too.

Two years ago, I blew the whistle on the lead criminal investigator for Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham.  This investigator, Marcelo Molfino, had been taking money to do illegal work. As more research was done into this investigator, multiple other violations of law and the Constitution were discovered such as falsifying a government document and use of his power to oppress those who opposed him or those he was paid to investigate and charge. After I blew the whistle on this criminal activity, the Texas State DPS Investigator determined that this DA investigator did in fact violate the law. The current DA refused to prosecute his own investigator, and instead put this investigator directly in charge of bringing false charges against me as retaliation and as an attempt to discredit the state investigations against him that I blew the whistle on. The bogus Felony Stalking charge brought against me was dismissed, but the damage that this false charge had done was enormous and life changing.

Unfortunately, many people are not as lucky as me. They either do not have the ability to speak up and fight back, or they are afraid to.

These innocent victims, of the crime and corruption that has been allowed by the current DA, deserve a voice. This campaign for District Attorney against Bob Wortham will give them a voice. It will give them a vehicle in which to come forward and tell their story. It will give the people a voice to express the issues and demand that the Current DA address the problems and clean up the corruption.

So even if the chances are slim that I actually win the race, I have filed today for Criminal District Attorney in hopes that, at the very least, a contested race will give the people a voice and a choice, and the issues will have to be addressed and fixed. The people of Jefferson County deserve a fair and just criminal judicial system.

 
Sincerely,
David Bellow
Candidate for Criminal District Attorney of Jefferson County, TX




Question: Do you live in Jefferson County?

Answer: Yes, I have lived in southeast Texas my entire life and currently live in Jefferson County.


Question: Are you an Attorney? Do you have to be an Attorney to run for office?

Answer: No, but I do have a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree and extensive studies in law. You do not have to be an attorney to be eligible to run and eligible to hold office in Texas, according to the Texas Constitution. To be eligible for and qualified for are two different things. Eligibility to be elected and hold office and eligibility to run in Texas require you to be over 18, live in Texas, not have been convicted of a felony, etc. I meet those requirements and am eligible to be a candidate and hold office in Texas. If I win, I would however need to be qualified and meet the qualifications of the office before being able to exercise the duties of the office, such as getting my Attorney’s license, which I can do. Running for the office alone even without winning will bring about awareness and hopefully a fix to the issues within the current District Attorney’s office, and if by God’s grace the people vote to elect me, the Texas Constitution simply says the current DA continues until his successor is qualified. So I would have time to become qualified and the current DA would continue to be in office until I got my attorney’s license, or possibly I could utilize the licensed assistant district attorneys in the office to perform the prosecuting attorney work until I obtain my Attorney’s license. This is similar to a recent constable election in Jefferson County Texas where the person elected, Nick Saleme, was eligible to run and hold office, but was not qualified to perform the duties of the position until he got his peace officer license.