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Guy Williams signs up today to run for 347th District Court

Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 23:35:37-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Former judge Guy Williams is running for office again.

Williams filed paperwork today to run for the Nueces County 347th District Court seat in the Republican Primary.

Judge Missy Medary, a Republican, currently holds that seat. Williams will attempt to unseat her in the primary election.

Williams was the judge for the 148th District Court. He decided not to file for re-election in 2017.

Williams was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge for public intoxication in October this year.

And he's had other legal problems over the past three years, including allegations of inappropriate touching, road rage and resisting arrest.

“I've been through some legal problems in the last couple of years, because of my massive heart attack and near-death experience,” Williams said. “I made mistakes during those two years. I took responsibility for those mistakes and I've uh … I'm asking the public to give me another chance.”

When asked if he was prepared for the public criticism, he said, "I'm sure there will be a lot of videos out there of...about Guy Williams. You know, I got arrested for public intoxication and I was using profanity. My conduct was certainly unacceptable and certainly not justifiable and indefensible and I've never tried to defend it or justify it. I've accepted [inaudible] my responsibility. What people don't know though with that particular night, I was just in a serious accident, and I was suffering from a severe concussion blackout at the time."

Three district courts are up for elections in 2020; the 214th is currently held by Inna Klein; the 347th held by Missy Medary; and the 28th held by Nanette Hassette.

Williams says he will make a formal announcement at the first of the year.