LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock County GOP has announced their new Republican nominee for judge of Lubbock County Court at Law #3. Ann-Marie Carruth will be on the November 2018 ballot, but there is no Democrat opponent for the seat.
The proceedings come after Nelson, who was the sole candidate for the county court at law position, died on July 18 after being hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike. Because Nelson died more than 74 days before the actual election to fill the seat, his name can be removed from the ballot and the local Republican party can choose another candidate to fill the position, according to Texas State law.
Carruth is currently Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4.
Here's how she described herself when running for her current position:
You can follow her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Judge-Ann-Marie-Carruth-196346067220693/