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County judicial commissioners up for revote
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The county’s judicial commissioners are up for reappointment.
Members of the county Policy and Personnel Committee met to consider the measure and after a unanimous vote of confidence, their recommendation to reappoint all the judicial commissioner will be sent to the full Warren County Commission for its consideration on March 20.
The county’s judicial commissioners are appointed agents who are empowered to issue warrants in criminal cases after listening to evidence presented to them by law enforcement or private citizens. Most of the commissioners cover shifts in which they can be summoned to hear cases and determine if a warrant should be issued.
Former sheriff’s investigator Jim Hartman serves as coordinator of the judicial commissioners.
“He’s done a great job,” committee chair Ken Martin told his fellow commissioners before they voted 5-0 to reappoint the eight judicial commissioners.
The commissioners include Jim Hartman, Hilda Martin, Walter McClarren Jr., Ken Mullican, Mike Neal, Susan Newby, Ervin White and David Williams.
Judicial commissioners are appointed to one-year terms and come up for extension every year.