Council appoints Joe Grider as interim city attorney
POCAHONTAS – During a special-called City Council meeting Friday, May 15, aldermen voted unanimously to appoint Joe Grider as new city attorney for the remainder of the current term.
Grider takes over for former City Attorney Alex Bigger who, last week, accepted an appointment from the Governor’s office to fill the local judicial vacancy as district court judge for Randolph County.
Grider served as Pocahontas City Attorney from 2001 to 2014. He has been in private practice since 1996 and served as 3rd Judicial District Deputy Prosecuting Attorney since 2003.
“I want to thank the City Council for selecting me as City Attorney for Pocahontas. I look forward to representing the Mayor and City Council as well as the citizens of Pocahontas,” Grider said in a statement to the Star Herald.
Grider announced his candidacy for Circuit Judge for the 3rd Judicial District Division 3 last May. If he wins the seat this November, the Council will then appoint another interim city attorney to serve until the next election.
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