Maverick County Commissioners Court held a meeting on Monday December 11, in which the subject of the position of county attorney was discussed during the citizens communication portion of the meeting.
This position has been vacated due to the fact that Attorney Ricardo Ramos. registered to run for 293rd District Judge on Thursday, December 7 2017 which resulted in his automatic resignation under the Resign to run Rule or Article 16 Section 65 of the Texas Constitution. Ramos will remain in the position until Commissioners Court appoints a replacement.
During the citizens communication, two local attorneys presented themselves in front of the court and requested that they be considered for the position that is to be filled to replace Ramos.
Attorney Edgar Juarez addressed the court and requested that the court seriously consider naming him to the county attorney position. “I am seeking that the court considers appointing me to serve as your next Maverick County attorney. I believe that I’m the best qualified candidate and hope that you take me into consideration.”
Another attorney that expressed his interest to be considered by the Commissioners Court for the position was attorney J.A. Iracheta. “I am seeking your recommendation for the position of Maverick County Attorney.”
Ricardo Ramos also addressed Commissioners Court thanking the court and citizens for allowing him to serve as their legal counsel for so long.
“As you are well aware I did sign up as a candidate for the position of 293rd District Judge.”
Ramos explained to the court that him signing up to run for another position triggers an automatic resignation but that the position cannot stay by itself up to the time that the court appoints a replacement. “I will remain there until Commissioners Court appoints somebody.”
Maverick County Judge David R. Saucedo thanked Ramos for his time spent serving the public and wished him the best in his new endeavors.