David Sellers was officially sworn in as the Justice of the Peace of Precinct 2 on Monday, May 21 after Richard Hamilton retired on Friday, May 18.

David Sellers was officially sworn in as the Justice of the Peace of Precinct 2 on Monday, May 21 after Richard Hamilton retired on Friday, May 18.

Sellers was the winner in the March 6 primary with 353 ballots cast or 64 percent of the vote to the 194 ballots cast for Buddy Jim Miller who received 35.4 percent of the vote.

Sellers said he is looking forward to working in elected position which Hamilton has held for the past 16 years.

Sellers has been training with Hamilton on his days off to get ready to take the office.

Sellers will be taking over the duties of the office which includes hearing civil cases with up to $10,000 in controversy, hearing landlord and tenant disputes, marriages, truancy cases, magistrating cases and conducting inquests.

Runnels County Sheriff Carl Squyres said that he has not hired anyone to fill Sellers position - yet.

"We are still conducting interviews," Squyres said.

“He is going to do a great job,” Hamilton said.