Bob Wortham was born to be a district attorney. At least here in Jefferson County.
Before Wednesday night’s candidate forum at the American Legion Dorie Miller Post 194, he greeted the crowd of mostly veterans with gusto: “Good evening!” And they responded right back.
“My name is Bob Wortham, I’m your Democratic candidate for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office”
Wortham then briefly recounts his life’s journey that led him to his destiny. Started in the D.A.’s office, private practice, Judge of 60th District Court, U.S Attorney (as a Republican), private practice (again), and then ran as a Democrat for the 58th District court where he served for seven years before resigning to run for district attorney. He says his resignation proves commitment to the people of Jefferson County.
“Let me tell you. Who wants to give up a job that you’ll probably never have a candidate..op, opposition for.”
He coulda been judge for life, man!