Lubbock City Attorney Sam Medina to Resign
Lubbock’s embattled city attorney will resign.
In the resignation letter, Medina said “After much prayer and consideration, I believe it is time for me to move into the next stage of my work life. Therefore, please accept my resignation as your city attorney effective at your next meeting.”
Medina was hired in August of 2009 as city attorney. He took leave from the City after his soon-to-be ex-daughter-in-law made allegations that Sam Medina had sexually assaulted her over a period of several years.
Lubbock Police investigated the incident, and Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell asked Potter County District Attorney Randall Sims to investigate the allegations. His eldest son Erik and his wife Angelina Medina are currently embroiled in a custody battle.
Sam Medina’s complete resignation letter is included below.
"Dear Mayor and Council,
As the city attorney, I know you are facing some challenges in your efforts to provide the highest and best quality of life for the citizens. You do not need any added distractions. These distractions are unfair to you, to the citizens and to my family. After much prayer and consideration, I believe it is time for me to move into the next stage of my work life. Therefore, please accept my resignation as your city attorney effective at your next meeting. I do this of my own free will and with a grateful heart because of the privilege I have had in serving the wonderful citizens of my beloved Lubbock.
I have been presented with several opportunities that will allow me to support my family. I owe it to them to accept one of those opportunities.
I thank you and previous Councils for the support you have shown me, even to this day. I also thank the citizens for the support they have shown me in having allowed me to publicly serve them for almost 20 years. I will continue to do everything I can to help my community. We live in a great city and I know you will continue to do everything you can to keep it that way. You will always have my support in that endeavor.