I was beyond ecstatic to hear this afternoon that my good friend and 1st Chief at the D.A.'s Office Brad Hart was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the 230th District Court Bench. Brad will be replacing Judge Belinda Hill who is going to the Harris County District Attorney's Office to be 1st Assistant under Mike Anderson.
I think we may have a new definition of a win-win situation here.
As I noted in my earlier post about Judge Hill, I think she was an amazing jurist and I'm sorry to see her go. However, the leadership that she will provide to the District Attorney's Office make that loss worthwhile. Having Brad take her place on the bench will help ease that transition, as well.
Brad was the best choice for the bench, in my humble opinion. He is regarded by his fellow prosecutors as well the Defense Bar for having the highest integrity, intelligence and compassion. I don't say it lightly when I predict that in the future he will be considered one of the best judges to ever take the bench.
The road to the bench has been a long one for Brad and I'm so happy that he got there today. Governor Perry made an outstanding decision today.
The tentative plan is for a swearing in on Friday. I will keep you posted on the details.