Moore announces re-election bid for Fayetteville District Judge

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Fayetteville District Judge Moore, right, leads an oath of office ceremony for Ward 4 Alderwoman Rhonda Adams before a City Council agenda-setting session on Jan. 11, 2011.

Rudy Moore, Jr. today announced he would be a candidate for re-election as Fayetteville District Judge.

The nonpartisan election for judicial office is set for May 22.

Rudy Moore, Jr.

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“I appreciate the citizens of Fayetteville allowing me to serve as district judge since 1991,” said Moore. “It is my desire to continue in that position and to effectively and efficiently confront the civil, traffic, and misdemeanor issues that come before the court.”

We’ve so far not heard from anyone else seeking the position.

According to the Washington County Clerk’s website, filing for the Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan Judicial General Election is from Feb. 23 to March 1.

The district judge seat is one of three full-time, elected official positions to be decided this year. The mayor and city clerk seats are each up for grabs on Nov. 6. Both Mayor Lioneld Jordan and City Clerk Sondra Smith have said they plan to seek re-election.

On the City Council front, the only potential newcomer we’ve heard from is Sarah Marsh who will run for the Ward 1, Position 2 seat currently held by 12-year alderwoman Brenda Boudreaux.

Boudreaux recently told us she did not plan to seek re-election.

As for the other three seats to be decided, both Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty and Ward 4 Alderwoman Sarah Lewis told us they will each seek re-election for a second term. Ward 3 Alderman Bobby Ferrell has said he likely won’t run for a third term.

Filing for the mayor, city clerk, and the four council positions opens in late July.