252nd Criminal District Court

Raquel West (center) and family

It was a late night Tuesday, March 4, for candidates running for county offices after ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries in Jefferson County had to be recounted, keeping many local politicians up past midnight while voting totals rolled in.

Lindsey Scott

After Jefferson County’s 252nd Criminal District Court was vacated by Judge Layne Walker, who announced his departure late in 2013, Gov. Rick Perry has appointed 34-year-old Lindsey Scott,  one of many criminal prosecutors currently working at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, to the position.