Gov. Kasich Appoints New Judge To Bench In Franklin County

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Franklin County has a new judge.

Gov. John Kasich appointed Daniel Hawkins to serve as a judge on the Franklin County Municipal Court on Wednesday.

The Westerville native will work in the Environmental Division starting July 29.

But, Hawkins must run in November to retain the seat through 2016.

Hawkins is replacing retired Judge Harland Hale.

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