Lara set to replace Hrozek at county auditor position
Magre said Hrozek presented her letter of resignation to Magre on Feb. 17.
No public announcement of the impending resignation was made until a county commissioners session five days later.
Hrozek, who has been county auditor for the past nine years, will leave office March 31.
Auditor is an appointed post in Texas and is not subject to county elections.
Lara’s appointment creates a bit of a political dilemma.
She was on Tuesday’s Democratic Primary ballot where she was essentially re-elected to a new term.
Lara faced no opposition in the primary and there is no Republican seeking the position in the November general election.
County Clerk Barbara Vansa said the Texas Secretary of State’s office has advised her that in the event a candidate withdraws from an election, all political parties with “ballot access” are entitled to select a replacement.
It’s not the first time Lara has replaced Hrozek.
Hrozek was county treasurer at the end of 2000 when auditor Mary Ann Eanes announced her retirement
Hrozek was appointed the new auditor and commissioners named Lara treasurer.