Former judge says he’ll run for Tarrant County district attorney

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Bob Gill, a former state district judge with two stints as a prosecutor in the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, indicated Friday that he intends to run for district attorney.

Gill served five terms as a state district judge before retiring in 2007 and rejoining the district attorney’s office.

Gill and defense attorneys George Mackey and Brian Walker have designated campaign treasurers for the race, the initial step that a candidate must take before formally filing.

District Attorney Joe Shannon has not said whether he will run for re-election. He was appointed district attorney in May 2009 after the death of longtime DA Tim Curry and won election in 2010 for a four-year term.

Gill said he wants the office to stay abreast of technological trends so it can do its job efficiently and keep up with criminals who are tech-savvy.

“My wide-ranging experience as a prosecutor and my years as a judge uniquely qualify me for the post,” Gill said.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

Twitter: @mitchmitchel3

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