B. Michael Chitty, the longtime 422nd District Court Judge of Kaufman County, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election.
On Jan. 29, 2004, Chitty was appointed to the 422nd Judicial District Court of Kaufman County by former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Chitty won four straight re-election bids in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Below is a statement from Chitty:
“On January 29, 2004, Governor Rick Perry appointed me to serve as the first Judge of the newly-created 422nd Judicial District Court of Kaufman County, Texas. I was elected to a four-year term in November, 2004, and re-elected in 2008, 2012, and 2016. I have been honored to serve in this important position entrusted to me by the people of Kaufman County. It has been a privilege to serve with distinguished colleagues all of whom I consider friends. My present term will end December 31, 2020, and, after much reflection, I have decided not to seek a fifth term. I shall forever be grateful to the good people of Kaufman County for affording me the opportunity to serve.”
The filing period for the March 2020 Primaries opens November 9, 2019, and closes December 9, 2019. Election Day is set for November 3, 2020.