The long-time constable in Quinlan will not be seeking re-election to another term in the office next year.
None of the current Hunt County constables will be in office at the start of 2021.
Hunt County Constable for Precinct 4, Kent E. Layton, sent a letter to the editor at the Herald-Banner this week, indicating he had decided not to run for the office again in 2020.
“It has indeed been an honor to serve my community over the last 12 years as your elected constable,” Layton stated, adding he is close to having completed 30 years in law enforcement.
“My decision to retire at the end of this term has been guided by both personal and professional reasons,” Layton said. “I have always tried to give my all to any effort. The time has come to pass the baton to others to bring fresh ideas for betterment of South Hunt County.”
Hunt County will have four new constables on Jan. 1, 2021. Precinct 3 Constable Don Morrison resigned in August 2018 and the position was not immediately filled.
Precinct 1 Constable Terry Jones announced last month he would not be seeking re-election to the post and Precinct 2 Constable Wayne “Doc” Pierce announced this week he would be retiring at the end of his current term.
Filing for the March 3, 2020, Democratic and Republican Party primary elections begins Saturday and continues until Dec. 9.
Candidates seeking an office in a particular county will file with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices. Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties file with the state party offices.