Carl Thibodeaux to resign as interim County Judge

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Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux announces that he will resign as Orange County Judge on July 10 during this week’s meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court. On his left, in the blue shirt, Orange County Precinct #3 Commissioner also announced later in this meeting that he would be resigning as Commissioner so that the Commissioners’ Court could possibly consider him as a replacement for Judge Thibodeaux.

Pct. 3 County Commissioner also announces his resignation.

While some may been aware of the impending announcement, most visitors in the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom were taken back by the surprise announcement from Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux would be retiring as interim Orange County Judge on July 10th, 2019.

“I’m going to be resigning as County Judge,” said Judge Carl Thibodeaux at the beginning of this week’s regularly scheduled Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting held on Tuesday afternoon of this week. “A new County Judge will be appointed by the Commissioners Court. Everybody knew that my time was short. I told everybody that I would not stay a long time. To be very brief about it, and I’m not going to lie, listen, you’ve got four great Commissioners up here that can do the job. They don’t need me up here. I spent my time up here. The Commissioners need to go ahead and stamp their legacy on Commissioners’ Court and on Orange County. And they are going to do it. They are going to do a good job. I’ve watched them for the last three months. They work well together. They are very nice people. They all have great communications skills that the public can have access to and visit with them. And that’s what’s important to this job, accessibility from the elected official to the citizens of the County.”



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