Governor Perry Appoints Lubbock DA To District Judge - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/23/05

Governor Perry Appoints Lubbock DA To District Judge

As NewsChannel 11 first told you last week, Lubbock District Attorney Bill Sowder, is stepping up to the bench in the 99th District Court.

Governor Rick Perry made Sowder's appointment official Tuesday. It's a chain of events that started in April when Governor Rick Perry appointed Phil Johnson to the State Supreme Court. In turn, Mackey Hancock was appointed to the 7th Court of Appeals in Amarillo, leaving an opening for district judge in Lubbock. Sowder will serve out the term until the next general election, when he can opt to run for a full term. First Assistant District Attorney Matt Powell will finish Sowder's term. It ends in March, but at that time, Powell may opt to run for the seat.

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