Constable cites health reasons, resigns post
County Judge Dave Barkemeyer said a successor won’t be named until after the March 4 Republican Primary.
Wells, a Republican, did not seek re-election.
Jay Beathard and Dale Keen are vying for that post in the GOP Primary. Barkemeyer said he expects the commissioners court to appoint the winner to the position following the primary.
There is no one seek ing the posit ion on the Democratic Party primary ballot.
Barkemeyer said Pct . 2 Cons table Charlie West has agreed to cover Precinct 3 calls until a new constable is appointed.
STATEMENT—Wells was named to the position Dec. 27, 2012, after the general election winner, Jay Willingham, turned down the post.
Wells, who had been runner-up to Willingham in the 2012 Republican Primary, was then appointed constable.
This is her statement of resignation, addressed to Barkemeyer and county commissioners:
“I hereby tender my resignation from my position as Milam County Constable Pct. 3 effective Dec. 31, 2013.
“I find working for Milam County as Constable Pct. 3 extremely challenging and fulfilling.
“I had the privilege of meeting and helping a lot of Milam County Residents. I consider my work as the height of my law enforcement career.
“However, due to certain health reasons I have decided to resign from my current position as Milam County Constable Precinct 3.
“Thank you so much for everything. I deeply appreciate the respect and guidance I received from everyone. I guarantee proper turnover of my responsibilities for a smooth transition.
“As per policy, I am also submitting all properties of Milam County in my possession.”