“We had 16 people, roughly 16 people apply, we interviewed four, I made the nomination, it was seconded to appoint Christy Dyer to finish out the judge’s 23 month, the rest of his term,” said Mark Benton, Randall County Commissioner PCT. 2
Dyer was a licensed stockbroker before joining her family business of Dyer's Bar-B-Que. She was reelected in 2020 to the commissioners court seat after running unopposed.
Houdashell served as the county judge for over 10 years before his death in November of 2020.