County Court at Law #2 Judge Interviews Underway

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - After an afternoon of interviews, Webb County commissioners decided not to fill the vacancy left by Jesus 'Chuy' Garza at this time.

Commissioners interviewed six candidates who applied for the position of county court at law number two judge.

Commissioners heard from six candidates regarding their experience, qualifications, and reason why they feel they are best suited to be selected.

After all the interviews, commissioners decided to wait until next week.

The position was left vacant after former judge Jesus Garza resigned amid allegations that he improperly solicited a loan for a member of his staff from an attorney who had cases pending before Garza.

The court has been without a permanent judge since January 25th of 2016.

If someone is selected, they will complete the unexpired term which ends in December of next year.

They would also have the option of seeking election during next year's primary and general election.

A decision could come during next Monday's commissioner court meeting.

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