By James Clark - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock's newest State District Judge took the oath of office Saturday, two days ahead of other local officials who won election on November 2nd. John "Trey" McClendon defeated longtime judge Cecil Puryear for the 137th District Court. Including time as a Municipal Judge, Puryear had served 31 years on the bench.
McClendon had a private ceremony with family and with retired State District Judge Blair Cherry administering the oath. McClendon has been in private practice and before that he was a prosecutor in the Lubbock County District Attorney's office.
Re-elected officials including County Judge Tom Head, Commissioner Patty Jones, Commissioner Mark Heinrich, Sheriff Kelly Rowe and others will take the oath of office Monday at 8:30 AM in the 72nd District courtroom.
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