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MEGAN GRAY

The Ellis County Press

ELLIS COUNTY – County Court-at Law No. 1 will see a new face once court begins after the holiday break next year.

Jim Chap-man, a local practice attorney in Waxahachie, beat Midlothian resident and current Court-at-Law Judge Greg Wilhelm during the March 2 primaries.

The Republican primaries are held in order to nominate the candidate for the November general election ballot.

When there is no opposing candidate from another party, the candidate who was nominated is generally sworn in Jan. 1 of the following year.

"I am honored to have been selected by the voters as the Republican nominee for Judge of the Ellis County Court- at- Law No.1 and look forward to serving come January," said Chapman.

Wilhelm extends his most heartfelt appreciation for everyone’s commitment and loyalty to his campaign, as well as, to the court’s dedication to serving the families, children and businesses of Ellis County.

"I have, in writing and by telephone, personally pledged my commitment to Mr. Chapman to help him as he transitions to the bench on Jan. 1, 2011, so as to best ensure the court’s uninterrupted service to our community," said Wilhelm.

Showing no hard feelings, Chapman expressed his sincerity with Wilhelm.

"I thank Judge Wilhelm for his ongoing service to Ellis County and compliment him on the fine campaign he and his family ran," said Chap-man.

Wilhelm ple-dges to remain committed to serving the community with honor and integrity whether it be as Judge for the remainder of this year or in any other capacity in the future.

Chapman will be unopposed in the Nov. 2 general election.


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