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Ford Announces Retirement


By Will Johnson

Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – Houston County Judge Erin Ford has announced his retirement effective Nov. 22.

In a letter addressed to area media representatives, Ford announced his was retiring from his position in order to spend more time with his family.

The letter stated:

Dear Friends,

Well, I’ve completed four years, the equivalent of a full term, as your County Judge in November.  It is an awesome job.  I have the greatest respect for this position and the people who serve our county.  However, I have come to the decision to retire, effective November 22. 

I’ve worked hard these last four years and I’m tired. When I took office in 2012, I had just retired from BP, after 38 years working for them.  I want to spend time with my family now.  So, I will remain in office this month until the Commissioners Court appoints my replacement for the unexpired two year term.

My plan is to update the new county judge on current issues affecting the county.  Although this may seem sudden, I have been considering retirement since the first of the year but I wanted to complete a full term in office.   I believe it is the right decision to make for my family and the county.  

It has been an honor serving you and I thank you for your confidence in me during my term in office.  I appreciate and care about all of you.  I wish the best for Houston County.

God Bless you all,

Erin Ford

Houston County Judge


Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.