Pct. 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton on Tuesday named four finalists for the Buda-area justice of the peace vacancy, saying he expects the commissioners court to appoint a replacement as early as next week.
Narrowed from 17 applicants, 10 of whom were eligible, the short list was vetted by a citizens committee appointed by Barton. They are:
Longtime Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace O. Lamont Ramage retired at the beginning the year, two years before the end of his term.
Barton’s committee is made up of Niederwald city council member and Apple Inc. manager Art Braud; former administrative law judge Georgie Cunningham; Hays CISD teacher and former attorney Halley Ortiz; former University of Texas research scientist Jorge Anchondo; social worker Judy Burns and Buda city council member Sandra Tenorio.Email | Print