Politics & Government

Susan Hawk to Resign as DA

The long-anticipated announcement is to come this afternoon, reports say.

Photo by Elizabeth Lavin
Photo by Elizabeth Lavin

Following her ongoing battle with depression, Dallas County district attorney Susan Hawk is expected to announce her resignation this afternoon. Looks like WFAA was the first to report the news.

It’s too bad she held on to the post just long enough to deny Dallas County voters a chance to choose her replacement. Because we’re past the deadline to get the race on the fall ballot, Gov. Greg Abbott gets to appoint someone to finish out the remainder of Hawk’s term.

UPDATE (4:03) Here’s her resignation letter to Abbott.

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Comments

  • EricCeleste

    Jack Fink @ Channel 11 had it about 4 hours before anyone else.
    https://twitter.com/ericceleste/status/773208617377931264

  • Ox-Bow

    It really is too bad that she is only now resigning and how that keeps an election off the fall ballot. I’m sure she was just so depressed and anguishing over her decision which kept her waiting this long. Poor lady. All of us citizens should be just as concerned about her mental illness just as she has been concerned about us.

  • DubiousBrother

    I’m confused – Are you saying the voters did a good job in choosing the last two District Attorneys and there is no way a Greg Abbott appointee will be able to match their performance levels?

    • Jason Heid

      I’m confused — you think we’d get better results with an autocracy under Greg Abbott than a democracy?

      • DubiousBrother

        The rules are the rules and the last two District Attorneys were not exactly great in terms of job performance. I’d rather have an appointee and then a regular election where candidates have time to prepare and give the press time to vet the candidates a little more thoroughly than in the past.