O'Rear to run for judicial seat
Riley appointed him to the Place 8 seat in 2008.
O'Rear served as legal counsel to Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney until he was appointed. He is a former licensed mental health counselor.
The judge will host his first fundraiser on Thursday. He hopes to be elected to a full six-year term.
O'Rear, in a statement, said he started the first juvenile mental health court in Montgomery.
"I plan to expand this program to involve our families with in-home mental health services," he said.
He is handling cases involving divorce, child welfare and juvenile offenses.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen