- Associated Press - Saturday, February 22, 2014

WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - Louisiana 5th Judicial District Judge Edwin Rudolph “Rudy” McIntyre Jr. has announced plans to step down.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/MOfIvS ) that McIntyre plans to resign from the bench effective June 30, six months before the scheduled end of his term.

The 61-year-old McIntyre was first elected to the post in 1997 after serving four years as judge in Winnsboro City Court. He said he plans to continue practicing law in his Winnsboro firm.

Once he steps down, the Louisiana Supreme Court will appoint visiting judges to McIntyre’s seat until the regularly scheduled election next fall.

The 5th District covers Franklin, Richland and West Carroll parishes.



“I am, quite frankly, looking forward to taking some time off for a change,” McIntyre said. “After that, I will step back into the law office and pursue a specialized law practice in Winnsboro. This will give me more time to invest in my family, church and community, and is something I look forward to very much.”

His wife, Ann Bolton McIntyre, is a Winnsboro City Court judge.

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Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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