Parker County’s Commissioners Court filled the vacancy for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Monday afternoon selecting Kirk Martin in a special meeting of the court.
Martin, a former Weatherford area attorney, Assistant Palo Pinto County District Attorney and current business owner said he looks forward to getting back into public service.
"I am extremely proud that the Commissioners Court of Parker County has chosen me to serve as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4," he said. "I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to serving both the County as well as the residents of my precinct. Public Service in my opinion is one of the highest callings one can pursue and I will work each day to uphold the trust that has been given to me."
Parker County Commissioners Court interviewed several candidates over the past couple of weeks before making their decision.
The position opened when the sitting JP, Lynn Johnson, filed on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 to run for the County Court at Law 2 seat. By filing, Johnson effectively resigned her position as JP for Precinct 4.
Martin will serve his appointment until the winner of the November election qualifies.