Grimes County’s district attorney officially notified Governor Greg Abbott’s office of his resignation this week.
Tuck McLain tells Navasota News that whenever there is a vacancy in a state office in the middle of a term, it is up to the governor to fill it. This both informs the governor of his upcoming position as Grimes’ new County Court at Law Judge and triggers the appointment process to name a new D.A. for Grimes by the time he takes the bench.
And in situations like this, McLain explains, he typically rely a lot on letters of recommendation from people with a low of say-so.
People, he adds, like our state senator, local party chairs, and local law enforcement officials. And although his resignation letter did not contain any, McLain says he will pass some recommendations along to the governor shortly.
McLain says one of the reasons he sent his notice of resignation already, is that the governor’s secretary of appointments assured him that getting it in this week would mean there’s a strong likelihood that a new district attorney will be named for Grimes before he becomes Grimes’ newest judge on October 1st.
Watch this space.