Judge Sam Medina accepts city attorney position

Published: Aug. 4, 2009 at 9:20 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 14, 2014 at 11:16 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  237th State District Court Judge Sam Medina will step down from the bench after 15 years and back into the courtroom as the city's attorney.

The position has been opened for about a after former city attorney Anita Burgess resigned. Medina says city staff approached him last week about the position, and council unanimously agreed to fill spot with Medina.

Judge Medina appeared in council chambers for Tuesday's announcement. "I know your job is not easy. You don't do it for the pay but for the service," says Medina. "I want to join in that effort of doing something for service. I want to continue public service," he says

As city attorney, Medina will make $210,000 with a deduction for health insurance that the city will not cover.

Medina says he will notify the governor that he is vacating his seat.

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