Howard P. Rives said he will not seek re-election to a six-year term as a Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge because he would not be allowed to serve after his 70th birthday. Rives is 68.
If he ran for re-election this year and won, he would be allowed to serve only until he turns 70, on Sept. 20, 1993. The Florida Constitution says that: "No justice or judge shall serve after attaining the age of seventy years except upon temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which he has served."
Rives, who has been a judge since 1985, said he wanted to make his announcement early so that qualified candidates have time to enter the race.
Interim county jail director is named
CLEARWATER _ Sheriff's Maj. John Wolf has been named interim director of the Pinellas County Jail. He assumed command of the corrections facility after director Charles Felton retired Jan. 1.
Before joining the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in 1989, Wolf served as chief deputy in charge of operations with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.