Justice Court judge announces retirement, cites health issues
Published: May 21,2014
TUPELO — Longtime Lee County Justice Court Judge Pat Carr is resigning effective May 31.
Carr cited health reasons in his resignation letter to the board of supervisors Monday.
A special election to fill the remainder of the term is scheduled for Nov. 4. The job pays $47,844 annually.
Supervisors appointed Tupelo attorney Dennis Voge to serve as interim judge beginning June 1.
Carr has served as a judge for 24 years. He had been re-elected to a term that began in January 2012. The term ends in January 2016.
Justice court judges and other elected county offices with four-year terms will appear on the ballot in 2015. Educational requirements for justice court judge don’t include a law degree, only a high school diploma.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday
- Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company
- MDOT cutting more than 40 jobs in Right-of-Way Division
- Granddaughter of Barq's Root Beer founder dies at 90
- Turner Grain’s transition will help consolidate lawsuits alleging breach of contract
- GreenTech holds grand opening of neighborhood electric vehicle plant
- Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs
- Board authorizes sale of company that owns Silver Slipper Casino
- JRA plans image makeover, hires crisis manager