September 11, 2007
District Clerk appointee to be named today

The word I'm hearing from anonymous sources is that today is the day that the district court judges are going to pick their replacement for Charles Bacarisse as District Clerk. I'm told that they want the replacement to be an attorney. That description only fits Teresa Chang, so she would appear to be the frontrunner among the four hopefuls. If she (or anyone) is chosen unanimously, then she gets to serve until November of 2008; if it's a split decision, we may get to vote on it this November. Either way, that person will face Loren Jackson on the Democratic side. Jackson of course is an attorney, so perhaps that's a factor in the selection of Chang - one less bullet point on the campaign literature.

Anyway. I don't know when exactly this will happen, but it's apparently happening today. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: I have now heard that it will be Chang. Still waiting for an official announcement.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 11, 2007 to Local politics

I'm told that they want the replacement to be an attorney. If the decision-makers were all auto mechanics, the obvious choice would be an auto mechanic. I understand the meeting starts at 12:15 but a unanimous vote cannot be had until the last Judge arrives from out of town sometime after 5:00 so it is possible that any decision may not be known until tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Charles Hixon on September 11, 2007 11:59 AM