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Judge Wortham announces plans to run for district attorney
58th District Court Judge Bob Wortham announced his candidacy today for Jefferson County District Attorney.
He made the announcement in front of the Jefferson County courthouse in downtown Beaumont.
Wortham has been a judge for the last six years and may have to step down to seek the DA's seat.
He also served as U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Texas.
Wortham said in his announcement that he hopes to make Jefferson County a better place and that he's thankful for the support he's received.
Current Jefferson County District Attorney Tom Maness announced that he will not complete his current term.