Seeking reelection

Bobby Stovall plans to seek reelection to the office of Hunt County judge in the 2020 elections.

Bobby Stovall plans to seek reelection to the office of Hunt County judge in the 2020 elections.

Stovall announced his candidacy this week.

He was appointed to the position in January by the Hunt County Commissioners Court in January, after the passing of Judge John L. Horn.

Stovall is the only candidate to have announced for the position so far. Formal filing for next year’s Republican and Democratic Party primary elections begins Saturday and continues through Dec. 9.

Horn died suddenly in September of last year but it was too late to remove his name from the Nov. 6, 2018, general election ballot, where he ran unopposed in seeking re-election to the post.

Retired Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Latham filled in as the county judge pro tem during the interim.

Under state law the appointee was to fill a term until the next county election, scheduled in November 2020.

The commissioners put an advertisement in each of the county’s newspapers, including the Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal and on the county’s web site, soliciting applications from those interested in being considered for the job.

Stovall was among 11 people who applied for the appointment. In his re-election announcement, Stovall noted he is a registered professional land surveyor, has been active member of the community for over 30 years, has served on the board of the Greenville Electric Utility System, YMCA and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

Stovall founded Stovall and Associates, Land Survey Company in 1981, which he managed until selling the company in 2019.

He also owned and managed Kincy Abstract and Sabine Title Company from 1990 until selling the company in 2019.

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