1 Vacancy, 1 Race for Quorum Court

Justice Curry Will Not Seek Re-Election; Rodgers, King in 2014 Rematch

JUSTICES ANNOUNCE 2018 INTENTIONS – Members of the Cleveland County Quorum Court take in a presentation from Karen Bell Fox of the Cleveland County Extension Homemakers during Monday night’s quorum court meeting. Eight of the nine justices of the peace have announced their intentions to seek re-election this year. Dist. 3 Justice Jimmy Curry of the Pansy community (gray shirt along table in the background) said that he will not seek re-election. Meanwhile, Dist. 9 Justice Judy King of Rison (left) will be challenged by former Justice Charles Rodgers of Rison.

RISON – There will be one vacancy on the Cleveland County Quorum Court and at least one seat that will be contested this year following political announcements made over the past week for the 2018 election cycle.

Dist. 3 Justice of the Peace Jimmy Curry of the Pansy community told the Herald that he does not intend to seek another term on the quorum court.

Meanwhile, former Justice Charles Rodgers of Rison announced last week that he will seek the Dist. 9 seat on the quorum court as a Republican, setting up a rematch with Justice Judy King of Rison, who announced Monday night she will be seeking re-election as a Democrat.

The seven other members of the quorum court – Dist. 1 Justice Ricky Neal, Dist. 2 Justice Don Triplett, Dist. 4 Justice Alex Tilley, Dist. 5 Justice Donnie Herring, Dist. 6 Justice Owen Rushing, Dist. 7 Justice Bruce Brown and Dist. 8 Justice Paul Jacobs – announced their intentions to run again as well.

The filing period for the 2018 elections is Feb. 22 through March 1. The primary election will be held May 22 while the general election will be Nov. 6.

All justices will be running for two-year terms.

Curry, a Republican, won election as the Dist. 3 justice of the peace in 2012, succeeding long-time Justice John L. McClellan of New Edinburg. Curry did not give a reason as to why he decided not to run. He simply said that he did not plan to run again.

To read the full article, see the February 7, 2018 print or e-Herald edition of The Herald.

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