Smith County D.A. Aims For Judicial Appointment

After 20-years as Smith County's lead prosecutor, District Attorney Jack Skeen has his eye on a new job.

Skeen has joined a list of 13 candidates who are vying for the position of 241st District Judge. The seat was vacated earlier this month when governor perry appointed Judge Diane Devasto to the 12th Court of Appeals. Several Tyler attorneys and a Smith County Court of Law judge are on the list of candidates.

The governor's office is still accepting applications.