For the third time in the past 15 years, a new circuit court judge was sworn into a seat in the Second Judicial Court in West Virginia.
Jeffrey Cramer was appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to fill the void left by the retirement of Judge Mark Karl.
He was sworn in on Thursday afternoon at a ceremony held at the Marshall County Courthouse. The large crowd on hand included members of the local county bar associations, state and local elected officials and community members.
Cramer most recently served as Marshall County’s prosecuting attorney. “Being prosecutor as long as I was gave me a good opportunity to serve the community but I see this as an extension of that. I can do so much more as a Judge,” Cramer said.
Cramer’s wife Denise and son Luke also took part in Thursday’s ceremony. The second Circuit covers Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel counties.