UHLC professor Judge Jack Cagle is Harris County's new Precinct 4 commissioner

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Oct. 3, 2011 -- University of Houston Law Center Adjunct Professor Judge R. Jack Cagle was named Harris County’s new Precinct 4 commissioner Monday morning by Judge Ed Emmett to replace Jerry Eversole. Jack Cagle, known as “Cactus Jack,” will be the county commissioner interim until the election in 2012.

"I've lived and breathed and campaigned in Precinct 4 -- it is my precinct," Cagle said during the press conference. "As a commissioner, you get to look to the future, you get to build, and that thrills me."

As Precinct 4 county commissioner, Cagle will be accountable to 1.2 million constituents. A Harris Co. Civil Court at Law judge since 2000, he has presided over more than 650 civil jury trials, and has served as administrative judge for the Harris County Civil Courts at Law.

A triple-major graduate of Rice University, he received his J.D. from the Baylor School of Law. Cagle is expected to take the oath of office on Tuesday morning, as he replaces outgoing Commissioner Jerry Eversole, who resigned last month.

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