Curtis Traylor-Harris Traylor-Harris maintained his innocence during his trial in Tyler DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com Curtis Traylor-Harris wasn’t expected to win his election for constable in Tyler: He’s Black; he’s gay — not your typical elected official in conservative Smith County.
But it was an open seat that was previously filled by an appointed constable. And Traylor-Harris had gained some experience running for office when he challenged Lee Kleinman for his Dallas City Council seat in 2019.
The Smith County courthouse in Tyler (Michael Barera, via Wikipedia) And when all the votes were counted. Traylor-Harris had won.
But his victory didn’t last. Traylor-Harris was convicted last week on charges of theft by a public servant, and on Monday, Dec.