FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Patrick Wilson became overwhelmed during his swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, where he was officially named a new judge in Marion County.
Wilson was appointed in December by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to serve as judge in Marion County’s Division I Circuit Court. Wilson was named to the position after Michael Aloi left to become a U.S. Magistrate judge.
Two words came to Wilson’s mind Wednesday during the ceremony — gratitude and responsibility.
“As the people here in this audience and here in this county that are responsible for me being where I’m at today, the support of those people over the years … I am so grateful for the people of Marion County for the opportunity to be here today,” Wilson said. “I am so grateful to be here and have the opportunity to serve as judge for the people of Marion County.”
Wilson said now as a judge, he knows he has a job to be fair…