Work begins on filling vacancy after judge's death - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Work begins on filling vacancy after judge's death

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
Members of the County Commissioner's office will meet next week to determine whether or not to appoint the County Court at Law judge vacancy that emerged last month after the death of Judge Rusty Ladd.
 
"There are a lot of variables with this position because we could appoint someone who will ultimately run in the election or just wait for the election and allow interim or visiting judges to reside over Judge Ladd's court," County Commissioner Patti Jones said.
 
The County Commissioners could decide based on candidates who submit applications for the position online. Or they could just hold on to interim and visiting judges as they await the March election. 
 
"The meeting is really important because we have a lot of decisions to make," said Jones said. "At the end of the day the decision will ultimately be up to the voters in March."

The County Court at Law judge position became vacant last month after Judge Ladd died in a tragic accident on his motorcycle.

"Those are some large shoes to fill," Jones said.

If you would like to apply for the Judge position you can apply online here.

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