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Marion County gets new judge, prosecutor

Times West Virginian photo by Emily Gallagher  Patrick Wilson waves to his supporters after being sworn in as Marion County’s Division I Circuit Court judge Wednesday at the courthouse.
Times West Virginian photo by Emily Gallagher
Patrick Wilson waves to his supporters after being sworn in as Marion County’s Division I Circuit Court judge Wednesday at the courthouse.

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.

 During the ceremony, Wilson was sworn in by Marion County Division II Judge David Janes as Wilson held his right hand in the air and left hand on a Holy Bible held by Senior Status Judge Fred Fox.

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…

 

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