Highly rated Judge sworn in Tuesday night
Henderson on Tuesday night swore in Rodney T. Burr to fill the interim municipal court judge seat that became vacant after Judge Diana Hampton was found dead in her home in March.
Burr was a longtime justice of the peace in Henderson. He served in the role for 25 years before offering to fill the vacant seat last month. Burr will receive a salary that is $40,000 less than his previous post. But he is eligible to collect on his public employee retirement while receiving a city paycheck, meaning his net income could rise by roughly $75,000.
Burr was regularly one of the highest-rated judges in the Las Vegas Review-Journal polls, earning as high as a 97 percent approval rating among lawyers in 2012.
He took his oath in front of City Council chambers that were nearly full with his family members, friends and city employees.