New District Clerk Appointed, LIVINGSTON, June 15, 2015 - Bobbye Richards will take the oath of office as the new Polk County district clerk effective July 1. Appointed by 411th District Judge Kaycee L. Jones and 258th District Judge Ernest L. McClendon, Richards will fill the unexpired term left by the May 21 resignation of Kathy E. Clifton. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity,” Richards said. Richards will bring her legal knowledge and experience to the position, having had a lengthy career in the legal field. She most recently worked as the legal assistant to Onalaska Attorney Travis E. Kitchens Jr. Prior to that, she worked as the legal assistant to Houston Attorney Jeffrey B. McClure, working at several Houston law firms, including Butler Binion Rice Cook and Knapp, Mayor Day Caldwell and Keeton and Anderson Kurth. She also worked for the San Antonio law firm Ball and Weed and in the legal department of Tomball Regional Hospital. “Mrs. Richards brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job of Polk County district clerk and she has expressed her willingness and eagerness to tackle the challenges in the clerk’s office,” Jones said. “I look forward to her serving the residents of Polk County", Richards said. Born and raised in Houston, Richards is a graduate of Aldine High School and is married to Rocky Richards of Livingston.
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