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Local Resident Files Petition for Removal of County Commissioner

Pct 3 Commissioner Bobby Warren may face another legal issue


 

Local resident Clint Wade filed a petition today with the District Clerk’s office seeking the removal of Walker County Pct 3 Commissioner Bobby Warren from elected office.

According to Texas’ Local Government Code, petitions to remove a county officer from office must be filed with the District Judge and can be filed by any citizen that has been a resident of the county for at least six months. The status lists three general grounds for removal of an elected official from office: Incompetency, Official Misconduct, and Intoxication.

Mr. Wade’s petition lists Commissioner Warren’s recent arrest and conviction for DWI and violations of his bond agreements as his reasons for seeking Warren’s removal from office. Mr. Wade stated his reason for filing the petition as “It’s the right thing to do.”

When asked if he had any political or personal reasons for filing the petition, Mr. Wade responded: “I have never been involved in politics. I’d never even met Mr. Warren until a few weeks ago when he drove his truck off of the road and got stuck in the ditch across the street from my house. It wasn’t until later that I found out that he was driving a vehicle he wasn’t even supposed to be driving.” Wade went on to explain that he later discovered that Warren was only supposed to be driving a truck with an Interlok device as a condition of his bond agreement; the vehicle that he saw Warren driving was a different vehicle.

The District Judge will now make the determination whether or not the petition moves forward.

Click HERE to view the petition.

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