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Sat Mar 31, 2018, 04:50 AM

Limestone County Judge resigns in deal with judicial conduct commission

Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen is stepping down from his judicial responsibilities, effective immediately, said Eric Vinson, the Executive Director of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, on Friday.

Burkeenís resignation is part of a voluntary agreement with the commission related to allegations Limestone County commissioners made last October in a petition seeking to remove Burkeen from office. Commissioners filed the petition after Burkeen was placed in a pretrial diversion program for a drunken driving charge he was arrested on last April in McLennan County.

Though Burkeen will no longer serve in a judicial capacity, he will continue his administrative responsibilities as head of the Limestone County Commissioners Court until May 31, Vinson said.

Burkeen lost his re-election bid in the March 6 Republican primary and would have been out of office at the end of the year. He finished third out of four candidates, behind Richard Duncan and Mark Roark, who will face each other in a runoff May 22. No Democrat is running for the seat, and commissioners will be able to appoint the winner of the runoff to finish out Burkeenís term before starting their own full term.

Read more: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/courts_and_trials/limestone-county-judge-resigns-in-deal-with-judicial-conduct-commission/article_7b680c00-ac05-55be-92ca-b215aa939b01.html

"Other allegations included that he was once found lying on the ground next to his car outside the courthouse one morning in February 2016, and that he may have engaged in inappropriate conduct with females who appeared in criminal cases in his court."

Burkeen also doesn't like President Obama.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 07:16 AM

1. What is the problem?

He sounds like a true gop member to me, family values and all. What's not to like?

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Sat Mar 31, 2018, 07:24 AM

2. There were a few years between 2000 and 2006

when I would pass through Limestone County, but I've never spent any significant amount of time there. I'll also be grateful that I never ran into this judge.

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