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Interim county judge to be named after filing deadline passes

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A replacement for Hopkins County Judge Chris Brown will not be named until after the Dec. 9 filing deadline for places on the March Primary Election passes, according to County Commissioner Beth Wisenbaker, county judge pro tem.
    By the 11 a.m. Tuesday cut off, Hopkins County Commissioners Court had received 11 resumes from people interested in serving as county judge for one year, according to Wisenbaker.
    “We have glanced at them,” Wisenbaker said this morning. “We [commissioners court] are all going to go over them, one at a time, and look through them.”
    A final decision, however, will not be made until December.
    “We are not going to rush,” she said. “We are going to wait until after sign up day [Dec. 9 deadline for filing as a candidate for office in the March Primary Election] and, at that point in time, start giving serious consideration to the applications.”
    Wisenbaker said she and the other county commissioners were both impressed and appreciative of the interest shown in helping to fill the vital spot in county government.
    “A huge ‘thank you’ to everybody that has turned in resumes,” she said. “We’re very appreciative of the people that will give up a portion of their life to come do public service.”
    Judge Chris Brown has been named executive director of Ark-Tex Council of Governments and will assume that position after the first of the year.




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