Recently retired Liberty County District Attorney Mike Little was sworn in as Liberty Municipal Court Judge in an afternoon ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Liberty City Hall.
An intimate group of family and friends attended the 2 p.m. swearing-in by Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett.
Little, who served as district attorney for 29 years before retiring, was chosen by the Liberty City Council on Nov. 12, 2012, to succeed Judge Bobby Rader, who was elected sheriff.
Since being elected as district attorney in 1993, Little served both Liberty and Chambers counties until 2009 when the Texas legislature created two separate entities.
On Little’s lists of accomplishments, he includes being the co-founder of Sex Offender Location Operation, project director of the Narcotics Trafficking Task Force for Liberty and Chambers counties, and founder of Liberty and Chamber counties D.A.R.E. unit. He continues to serve on the board of directors for the Bridgehaven Children’s Advocacy Center of which he is a co-founder and original president of the board.
“We are fortunate to have someone who will administer justice with compassion, forcefulness and sternly as conditions warrant,” said Pickett.
Little shared the moment with his family and expressed his appreciation for the council’s faith in him to serve as the city’s next judge.
“I appreciate the faith that the mayor and council have placed in me,” said Little. “I will enforce the laws to the best of my ability and proudly serve the citizens of Liberty.”
An afternoon reception was held in Little’s honor at the Liberty County Courthouse.