(Gonzales) -- A longstanding elected official in neighboring Gonzales County is not running for office again. Gonzales County Judge David Bird says after 20 years in office he has decided to retire in 2018 when his current term is up. Bird was first elected to the post in 1998. Since then, he has run unopposed every election except for one eight years ago which he easily won.
Judge Bird says he looks forward to doing lots of things together with his wife, Leslie, who also retires in June of next year.