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Maness makes it official: not running for re-election
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Jefferson County District Attorney Tom Maness has made official what our sister station KFDM reported last year: he's deciding not to seek releection.
In a news release issued Tuesday morning, Maness' office said he won't run for an 8th term and will resign at the end of this year.
58th State District Court Judge Bob Wortham has told Fox 4 he planned to run for District Attorney if Maness decided to step down as planned.
County Attorney Tom Rugg has told Fox 4 he would be interested in running for 58th District Court Judge if Wortham sought the D.A.'s position.