Applications were due March 13 for an appointment to fill Judge Mark Latchana’s vacant seat on the 67th District Court. Because the governor will not make an appointment until after the April 23 deadline to file for the November elections, the appointee will serve out the remainder of Latchana’s term, which expires in 2022.
Whoever receives the appointment can then run for election to that seat next year. It is a six-year term. — G.G.