Jon Randall Carpenter was selected as the new Justice Court Judge for Carbon County on Wednesday night after a long selection process.
In a regular Carbon County Commission meeting the three commissioners met for 50 minutes in an executive session to make the selection.
The nominating committee had forwarded two names to the commissioners, Carpenter and David Allred, both local attorneys.
Carpenter has been a practicing attorney in the area for a number of years.
He will replace Elayne Storrs who is retiring May 1, 2014.
More on the appointment in the Tuesday edition of the Sun Advocate.