Jules Rogers, March
Following the death of former Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright March 9, B.D. Griffin was unanimously appointed as Montgomery County attorney at the March 19 Commissioners Court meeting.
“Thank you for the confidence you’ve shown in me and the rest of the county attorney’s staff [in]appointing me. It is a tragic and unforeseen event that brings us to this place,” Griffin said. “J.D. was truly a great public servant.”
Griffin was formerly first assistant county attorney. His first act was to reduce the county attorney’s salary by $22,400, effective immediately. The action equalized the county attorney’s salary with county court judges’ salaries.
“It is with great sadness we need to move forward with the appointment of a new county attorney, and I think it is also a great honor to have B.D. Griffin sworn in as that new county attorney,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said. “Note that this was one of J.D.’s dying wishes to have B.D. take over—he trusts you; we trust you; and I think there’s not a better person we could be putting in the county attorney’s office.”
County Judge Mark Keough swore in Griffin at the meeting.
“For you it’s as you said, bittersweet, because you had great respect and love for J.D. as we all have, and for his knowledge and understanding and ability to put together such a fabulous team,” Keough said. “It is a great honor for us all to have this discussion and be able to do this.”