MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – County Judge Terry Johnson has responded to a lawsuit filed by Midland County District Attorney Laura Nodolf.
According to Judge Johnson, Nodolf has filed suit regarding the County budget.
Here is the full statement from Judge Johnson:
“At a time when everyone is doing their level best to be united, I am disappointed that the District Attorney would choose to sue the Office of the County Judge for a budget she believes is 5 days late. The County Attorney has been advised that we are indeed complying with state law. Moreover, this process and time line for producing the County Budget has been the practice for the past 10 years. It begs the question, why now? DA Laura Nodolf has been the District Attorney for the past 6 years. I’ve been the County Judge for almost 2 years. Why sue now and not 6 years, 5 years, 4 years, or (even) 3 years ago against the previous County Judge. On the surface it would appear as though the District Attorney has a personal motive for using our limited taxpayer dollars. I hope this is not the beginning of a pattern from the District Attorney. I pray that it is not.County Judge Terry Johnson