Grassroots America – We the People’s Executive Director JoAnn Fleming held a press conference on Monday to reaffirm the group’s support for Smith County District Attorney candidate Jacob Putman.

Putman, a current assistant district attorney, faces Tyler attorney Alicia Barkely in the March 6 Republican Primary.


The Board of Directors of Grassroots America completed an investigation and review of issues involved in the Smith County District Attorney's race.

Grassroots America Executive Director JoAnn Fleming will issue a statement regarding their findings and endorsement decision at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Smith County Commissioners Court, 200 E. Ferguson Street.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph will have a reporter in the courtroom. The news conference will be live and available on the Tyler Paper Facebook page.