Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis will recommend to Commissioners Court on May 1 a temporary replacement for the Justice of the Peace Precinct 7, Position 1 vacated by Judge Hilary Green. The appointee will serve until mid-November.
“During our selection process, we want to choose the most qualified candidate who can maintain that court’s dockets until November,” Ellis said.
Given the timing of Green’s recent resignation, primary voters were not able to select the Republican or Democratic Party nominee during the March Primary. Instead, chairs representing precincts within the position’s jurisdiction will each hold a precinct chair convention in accordance with state law to select a nominee from their parties for the Nov. 6 ballot. The winner will take the bench permanently after the votes are canvassed and certified.
“Ultimately, the voters will decide who will replace Judge Green in November,” Ellis said. “Until that time, we are committed to selecting an interim justice of the peace who will efficiently and effectively fulfill the responsibilities of this position with integrity and a dedication to public service.”