Collin County Judge Keith Self announced Saturday that he will “soon” appoint a replacement for Precinct 3 County Commissioner Chris Hill.
Hill resigned his seat on the court last week in order to run for County Judge, as Texas’ “resign to run” rules required him to.
Self noted that Hill would not be a “holdover” who continued to draw pay for his former position while he campaigns for a new one:
“Chris decided that he would not ‘holdover’ as commissioner for an extended period. After resigning, a ‘holdover’ continues to get paid until a replacement is named, as allowed by state law.
“Instead, he made a clean break and cleaned out his office. He didn’t play games with a long-term ‘holdover.’ I will appoint his replacement soon.”
Hill began considering a run for County Judge when Self announced that he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2018.
Hill’s five years of commissioners court service make him a strong contender for the court’s top spot.
No word yet on who Self is considering to temporarily fill Hill’s position. Multiple candidates are already running or have shown interest in running for Precinct 3 Commissioner in 2018.