I would like to take a moment to thank the people of Mason County for the opportunity and the honor to serve as your County Attorney for the past twelve years. As most of you are aware, I was required to resign from the County Attorney position to run for 452nd District Attorney. The Texas Constitution also requires that I hold over in my office until either a replacement is elected at the next general election (Nov. 2014 in this case), or a replacement is appointed by the Commissioners Court.
Rebekah Whitworth filed for the County Attorney position when I announced my candidacy for the DA race back in December. Rebekah has not been elected to the County Attorney position yet, but since there is no Democratic challenger she will become the next elected County Attorney and be sworn in to office on January 1, 2015. This past Monday, I stepped aside as the hold over CA and the Commissioners Court appointed Rebekah to the County Attorney position. She will now serve as the appointed CA until she is elected to office. The CA office will still be on the second floor of the courthouse with the same phone number, and my ever-loyal secretary, Jill Tallent will still be at that office and handle hot check collections. The transition should be very smooth. I wish Rebekah the best of luck, and I hope you will support her in her new position. I know she will do a good job. For those of you looking for me, I will continue to have my private practice office on the square as I have since 2001. It has been my privilege to serve the people of this County and I am proud of the job I have done in the County Attorney’s office. Thank you for your support through the years.