Following the November Retirement of long time County Judge, Mike Brown, Stephen Floyd was appointed to the bench early this month. Floyd has filed for re-election in the primaries, he'll be opposed by Richard Easingwood, Jr.
Connie Gonzalez has the details...
Former Tom Green County Judge, Mike Brown, served since 1995. In October, Brown announced his resignation effective December first. Following Browns resignation, County Commissioners appointed former Precinct 3 Commissioner, Stephen Floyd.
"It's been fast and furious. A lot of administrative changes have to be made because of the change of the authorized official on so much of the county business," Floyd said.
The deadline for all primary election candidate filings has passed, and for Tom Green County Judge Floyd is facing one opponent, Richard Easingwood, Jr.
Easingwood, formerly Precinct 4 Commissioner, retired in 2012 after serving for twelve years.
Easingwood announced his candidacy in October.
"The Commissioners Court and the Judge have in place some pretty good things about how this county operates. The need to change those I don't feel that that's there," Easingwood said.
Both candidates represent the Republican Party; therefore, the outcome of the primary election in March will be the final decision for Tom Green County Judge.
"I do plan on being here for more than 13 months if I have anything to say about that," Floyd said.