Governor Hogan appoints Somerset County Circuit Court judge

SOMERSET COUNTY, Md. - Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Daniel Powell to the Somerset County Circuit Court, on Wednesday.

The governor made the appointment after looking at submissions from the Judicial Nominating Commission for Somerset County.

Governor Hogan says, "After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Mr. Powell is the most qualified candidate to fill this vacancy. His wealth of legal knowledge has prepared him to serve with distinction and to be a strong advocate for justice for the people of Somerset County."

Daniel Powell currently serves as the State's Attorney for Somerset County. He has held this position for six years. Before that, he spent three years in private practice as a civil litigator, and he served three years as the County Administrator for the Board of County Commissioners for Somerset County.

Powell received his bachelor's degree from Salisbury University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Powell says, "I am honored that Governor Hogan has placed his faith and trust in me. I am proud and humbled to be given the opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Somerset County as their next Circuit Court Judge."

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