The current district trial commissioner for Clark and Madison counties filed Jan. 19 to be considered for a new judge's position for the 25th judicial district.
A native of Clark County, David G. Perdue graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in 1977 and earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981. He received a law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984.
Perdue has served as the district's trial commissioner since 2003. That year, one of three district court judges was designated a family court judge, leaving two district judges with the same case load as before, Perdue said.
Judges William Clouse and Brandy Oliver Brown asked him to serve as trial commissioner, where he conducts arraignments in criminal cases, reviews and issues search and arrest warrants, sets bonds in criminal cases, conducts temporary juvenile detention hearings, reviews and issues emergency protective orders. He also has the authority to conduct preliminary proceedings in mental health cases and forcible detainer cases, and admit wills to probate.