Judge will re-appoint auditor; county to mull treasurer post
District Judge Ed Magre said last week he would appoint Lara to another two-year term.
If she accepts the appointm ent, and resigns as treas urer, Milam County commissioners have a decision to make.
Who will serve in the treasurer post to which Lara was elected Nov. 2 and which Linda Acosta has been filling on an interim basis.
That decision is expected to be made at 10 a.m. Monday when Milam County commissioners meet for their final session of 2010.
APPOINTED—It’s complex. Lara was serving as county treasurer when auditor Jeanie Hrozek retired on March 31.
In Texas, county auditor is an appointed post. Magre named Lara to the position and she was sworn in after Hrozek’s retirement.
Earlier in March, Lara had been re-nominated as the Democratic candidate for another term as treasurer.
She was unopposed for the nomination and, at that point, unopposed in the general election.
WRITE-IN— Citing uncertainty on whether she would be re-appointed auditor, Lara decided to remain on the general election ballot.
In the interim, Julie Biar, a Republican, filed to oppose Lara as a write-in candidate.
Lara won the election 3,290 to 951.
Lara said she will make a public announcement of her plans after Monday’s commissioners court session.