Bernal to retire early, allowing Sanchez to take over as county attorney

Bernal to retire early, allowing Sanchez to take over as county attorney

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Longtime El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal will be retiring earlier than expected and that will allow Christina Sanchez, who won the Democratic Primary and is running unopposed in November, to take office early.

The El Paso County Commissioners Court approved this move on Monday, April 15.

Sanchez will take over the office on June 7.

Bernal has served as county attorney since 2009.

Last year, Bernal announced that she would not be seeking a new term.

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