Dallas County commissioners unanimously selected the district attorney from Ellis County to represent Dallas County in the lawsuit to remove District Attorney Susan Hawk from office.
Patrick Wilson is the Ellis County District Attorney. He was a former assistant D.A. in Dallas County before returning home to serve as the Ellis County D.A.
The lawsuit to remove Hawk from office was brought on by former administrative chief Cindy Stormer.
Stormer alleges that Hawk, who left office for two and a half months to seek treatment for depression, is unfit to serve as district attorney.
Wilson said on Tuesday, "An uncommon duty has been imposed upon me not by choice, but by the law of the State of Texas.”
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