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Q&A with Travis County DA candidate Jeremy Sylestine

The March 5 primary election is thin on high-profile, locally contested races, but one of them revolves around key questions about Austin's public safety priorities. What's happening: We talked with Jeremy Sylestine, who is challenging Travis County District Attorney José Garza in the Democratic primary. Why it matters: The Travis County DA, with the power to prosecute felony offenses, sets the tone on criminal justice priorities for our community.

Austin’s Soros-backed DA faces Dem challenger pledging to ‘return power’ to crime victims: ‘Enough is enough’

A former prosecutor in the office of a progressive district attorney in Austin, Texas is running as a Democrat against his former boss and told Fox News Digital the Soros-backed DA’s policies have been "hurtful to the community" and based on political ideology rather than upholding the law. "I noticed that there were simple things that weren't being done and I knew that the expertise level had been so diminished with all of the prosecutors who left," Jeremy Sylestine, a defense attorney and Travis County prosecutor for 15 years, told Fox News Digital when asked why he has decided to run against Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza.

Competing philosophies of public safety at center of Democratic primary for district attorney

At the center of the Democratic primary race for Travis County district attorney is a disagreement over what public safety looks like and what role the county’s top prosecutor should play in shaping it. Jeremy Sylestine, who is seeking to unseat José Garza, ended his 15-year tenure in the prosecutor’s office shortly into Garza’s term. Now a defense attorney, he argues that Garza has remade the office of the district attorney at the expense of public safety.