Court of Law judge resigns position

Published on Friday, 6 December 2013 23:51 - Written by KELLY GOOCH kgooch@tylerpaper.com

Cherokee County Court at Law Judge Craig Fletcher has announced his plans to resign, County Judge Chris Davis confirmed Friday.

Davis said he received a resignation letter earlier this week but does not know all of the details behind the resignation, which is effective at 5 p.m. Monday.

He said he will address the issue with commissioners on Monday, and one option would be to appoint someone to Fletcher’s position.

“We have to meet and discuss” the situation, Davis said.

Phone calls to Fletcher’s office and a number listed under Fletcher’s name went unanswered Friday evening. A message on social media also went unanswered as of 7 p.m. Friday.

Fletcher, 44, has served as County Court at Law judge for seven years.

Fletcher previously filed for re-election but is no longer a candidate, Cherokee County Republican Party Chairman Jerry Rix said.

Rix said two Jacksonville attorneys — Daniel Boone Childs, who is in his 60s, and Frank Dobrovolny, 38 — have filed to run for the position as Republicans. He said he expects others to file before the deadline, which is 6 p.m. Monday. As of Friday night, no one had filed to run for Fletcher’s position as a Democrat.