N.D. judge not running againA North Dakota judge says he’ll be leaving the bench at the end of the year.
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge says he’ll be leaving the bench at the end of the year.
H. Patrick Weir of Dickinson is one of three judges in the Southwest Judicial District. It covers eight counties in southwestern North Dakota.
Gov. John Hoeven appointed Weir in September 2009, when he was 69 years old. Weir was picked to finish the term of retiring Judge Allan Schmalenberger.
The term ends in December, and Weir said he won’t run for a full six-year term. His successor will be chosen in the November election.
Weir is a former partner in the Vogel law firm. He worked in the firm’s Fargo and Bismarck offices.
The state Supreme Court will decide later whether to keep Weir’s job in Dickinson or transfer it elsewhere in North Dakota.