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District 5 judge to retire in June

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WINNSBORO, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Longtime District Judge Edwin Rudolph "Rudy" McIntyre, Jr., will step down as Fifth District Division "C" Judge on June 30th.

Judge McIntyre has served in this position since being elected in 1997, and previously served as the Ward 7/ Winnsboro City Court Judge after being elected

to the post in 1993.

"It has been my honor to serve the citizens of this area as both the Winnsboro City Court Judge and Fifth District Judge for the past 22 years," Judge McIntyre said. "During my terms of office, I was fortunate to fulfill a law school dream – to labor in the cause of justice alongside outstanding judges, attorneys, clerks, sheriffs, law enforcement officials and court personnel who share my vision of seeking the truth to provide fairness for all."

Judge McIntyre will step down six months before the official end of his term in December of this year, and visiting judges will be appointed to hear Division "C" cases. The normal election for this seat on the bench is scheduled for this fall in the three parishes that comprise the Fifth Judicial District ‐ Franklin, Richland and West Carroll Parishes – so no special election will be necessary.

"I am, quite frankly, looking forward to taking some time off for a change," Judge McIntyre said. "After that, I will step back into the law office and pursue a specialized law practice in Winnsboro. This will give me more time to invest in my family, church and community, and is something I look forward to very much."

Judge McIntyre is a 1970 graduate of Winnsboro High School, and received his Juris Doctor from LSU Law School in 1977. He then returned home to practice in the firm of McIntyre, McIntyre & McIntyre until 1996. Judge McIntyre also served as an Assistant District Attorney from 1979‐1992 before being elected to the city judgeship in 1993. He and his wife, Ann Bolton McIntyre, were married in 1974 and raised two children, Mary Ann and Meredith. They also have seven grandchildren.

Despite his busy schedule on the bench during the past 22 years, Judge McIntyre has been very visible in numerous community endeavors including stints as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Tourism Commission, Franklin Parish Catfish Festival, Rotary Club, and Winnsboro Camp of Gideons International.

He's been very active in the Winnsboro First United Methodist Church, and is a certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church.

Professionally, Judge McIntyre served as President of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association – ADA Section, and served as the District Judge Representative on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. He was also President of the Fifth District Bar Association, and a contributing writer to the Louisiana Law Enforcement Handbook and the Louisiana Capital Crimes Benchbook.

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