At The Cleveland Advocate political forum last Thursday County Attorney Wes Hinch had the line of the night.
The gist of Wes Hinch’s comment went like this, “I just hope to meet my opponent before the primary is over”.
James Farmer is the other candidate that will appear on the ballot running for County Attorney. Liberty Dispatch has reported on the bizarre circumstances surrounding this Houston attorneys attempt to establish residency without actually living here. We have also reported that Farmer failed to file the necessary campaign finance reports for candidates running for public office.
But as far as anyone we talk to knows, no one in Liberty County has seen or heard from Farmer since he signed up. He has been compared by some to the man who he used as his reference when he rented the Liberty apartment he never stayed in – Sheriff Henry Patterson. Patterson had been on the job for months before some of his deputies actually met him. He leaves Liberty and heads for his Cleveland home early on a regular basis. Rex Evans, his spokesman, takes care of all of his communication with the people who elected him.
Farmer is even more mysterious than the man he uses as a reference. His missing in action includes the absence of any political signs or appearances at public events. That is strange behavior for someone who is running for office.
Liberty Dispatch would like readers to please let us know if you see James Farmer. The most likely place to see him we are told would be at breakfast in Cleveland.