PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Calhoun County has a new Chief Assistant State Attorney. State Attorney Glenn Hess swore in judge William "Bill" Wright at the state attorney's office in Panama City.
Judge Wright is board certified in criminal trial law. In 1983 he was appointed Chief Assistant State Attorney in Jackson County while also teaching courses at Chipola College. In 1996 he was elected circuit judge where he instituted the drug court program in Jackson County.
Now he is taking his experience to Calhoun County.
"First I want to thank Mr. Hess and Larry Basford for taking a chance on me and hiring me back as an Assistant State Attorney. I used to know how to do this some 20 years ago and I'm looking forward to serving the people again," said Judge Wright.
"We have a lot of young attorneys who are coming up through the system but it's always great to have experienced attorneys who can show them the way and I'm sure Judge Wright will be a great asset to the organization," said Hess.
The current Chief Assistant in the Calhoun County Office, J. Shad Redmon, will move over to Gulf County.
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