POSTED: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:58pm
UPDATED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 11:18am
MISSION, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Jaime Tijerina is the new judge for the 92nd District Court. He takes over for Ricky Rodriguez, who is challenging Rene Guerra for Hidalgo County district attorney.
Tijerina is a former Kenedy County attorney and has practiced law for almost two decades. He will be the judge until the end of 2014.
"I look forward to serving, which I've done in the past, serving the people of Hidalgo County, and promise that I'll do my best, to give them an honest day's work, day in and day out, until my time in the 92nd ends," Tijerina said.
Tijerina said he hopes to be sworn in on October 16th; two Wednesdays from now. Next year's November election will decide whether Tijerina keeps his position or it will go to his democratic challenger.