VIDOR — Orange attorney Alan Sanders first announced his interest in filling the vacancy on the 128th District Court now that Judge Patrick Clark has retired from that post and has become judge of the County Court at Law. Attorney Darrell Minton of Vidor has also now expressed interest in the 128th position. In a letter written by Minton, he stated he has filed the necessary paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission to name a treasurer for his campaign for election to the 128th Judicial District Court of Orange County, Texas. “Governor (Rick) Perry is expected to appoint someone in the near future to serve, until the next election (November 2012), as judge of the 128th,” Minton wrote. “I would be honored if he were to select me. I am making this announcement now, however, so that everyone will know that, regardless of whom the governor selects, I intend to run for the position in the next election.” He added there seems to be an unwritten rule among lawyers no one should run against an incumbent judge for fear the challenger would face retribution from the bench should he fail to unseat the incumbent judge. “In our country, no one should ever have to be afraid that a judge would be unfair to anyone, including a political opponent,” he wrote. “With my election to the 128th Judicial District Court, the public can be assured that equal justice under the law will be enforced, regardless of the litigant’s political affiliation or activities. “By making this announcement now, I intend to place everyone on notice that my seeking this position is not a personal challenge to any one candidate, incumbent or not.” Clark was appointed by the Orange County Commissioners’ Court in February to replace then County Court at Law Judge Michael Shuff who retired. Clark had to first retire from the 128th before he could take the new job.
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