Former Wichita Co. prosecutor officially announced candidacy for 30th District Court Judge

WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - A candidate officially announced his intention to file and run for Judge of the 30th District Court of Wichita County in the March 2018 Republican primary.

Jeff McKnight held a press conference Thursday morning surrounded by friends and family to officially make his announcement.

McKnight is a Wichita Falls private practice attorney and a former prosecutor. He said his experience in covering all aspects of the law has made him ready for the seat.

"At the end of the day, there are decisions that have to be made and you take those decisions, all of those facts and all of those factors, into consideration," McKnight said. "For example, in a criminal case, you have to be prepared to issue an appropriate sentence and I am."

McKnight has been practicing law for more than 13 years. He was appointed to by the Texas Supreme Court to serve as chairman of the subcommittee of Unauthorized Practice of Law and he served as a former board member for the Wichita County Bar Association.

He graduated from Texas Tech with an undergraduate degree and received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan in Forth Worth.

The 30th District Court of Wichita County Judge seat will be vacant after Judge Bob Brotherton announced he will retire once his term ends in December 2018.

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