Stovall Appointed Interim Judge

Bobby Stovall, owner of Stovall and Associates, was appointed interim judge to fill John Horn’s seat until the November 2020 election. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

The Hunt County Commissioner met Monday in a special called session to appoint an interim county judge to finish the late John L. Horn’s term. Eleven names were submitted, but these were winnowed down to just two names after a four-hour executive session last week. The two remaining candidates were Randy Tarpley, a real estate broker, and Bobby Stovall, founder, and owner of Stovall and Associates Land Surveying, that was established in Greenville in 1985.
After a 2-hour session, Bobby Stovall was selected by the commissioners in a three to one vote to fill Judge Horn’s shoes. The Greenville Herald-Banner reports Precinct Three Commissioner, Phillip Martin, to be the lone dissenting vote.
Randy Tarpley said after the selection was finalized, “OK- Let’s go back to work.”
Stovall will have a few legal actions to clear before he assumes the mantle of a judge. Both Stovall and Tarpley were excellent candidates. Stovall is filling an interim position, and the voters will make the final decision in the 2020 election.

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