Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, has released his opinion on whether or not Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins is eligible to serve as Police Chief as well as Constable in the same precinct where the city is located. AG Paxton’s opinion is that neither Article XVI, Section 40 of the Texas Constitution nor the common-law doctrine of incompatibility bar Chief Sullins from serving in both roles simultaneously.
“It’s what we fully expected. The attorneys looked at it before I even signed up to run and said it’s no problem. I’m glad to have it cleared up. I’m excited about January 1st, “said Chief Sullins.