Howard County commissioners named Quail Dobbs’ long-time secretary to replace him as justice of the peace for the Sand Springs-Coahoma area.
Linda Halfmann, who has worked in the Coahoma office of Dobbs — the incumbent JP for Precinct 2, Place 2 — for the past six years, was selected for the position during the commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday morning.
She will serve the remainder of Dobbs’ term, which runs through Jan. 1, 2015, County Judge Mark Barr said.
“She has basically been doing the job in (Dobbs’) absence. She’s been a county employee for about 15 years and she’s very well-acquainted with the work at the Coahoma office,” Barr said. “To me, she was the logical choice.”