In response, Lowe noted it was he who taught Mitchell much of what she knows in trying cases. He added that her stance against employee corruption in the criminal justice system was weak, giving out deferred probation to those who deserved tougher sentences.
Mitchell said the office had become stagnant and stale under her opponent, and she had the enthusiasm and the vision to make a difference.
In other matters, the candidates discussed the court’s docket, the public’s access to the district attorney’s activities, and both candidates’ stance on running as Republican.
Early voting has started and is being conducted at one main polling location, the Anderson County Courthouse Annex, located at 703 N. Mallard St., Suite 103A. Early voting will continue from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 24-26; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28.