District judge announces he will not seek re-election
Robert Cheshire, judge of the 377th Judicial District Court since 1989, will not seek re-election in 2014.
Cheshire, who was first appointed to the position by Texas Gov. Bill Clements, will serve through his current term that ends Dec. 31, 2014, according to a news release from the judge.
"I will continue to strive to fairly and impartially perform the duties of this office through the remainder of my current term," Cheshire said in the release.
After his appointment in 1989, Cheshire won six elections from 1990 through 2010.
"I want to thank each person who supported me during the appointment process and during each election," he said. "It is an honor and a privilege to serve the state of Texas and the county of Victoria as the first judge of the 377th Judicial District Court."
Cheshire said in the news release that the timing of the announcement is because candidates for the November 2014 race may start receiving political contributions May 13 of this year.