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Two local officials appointed to Worcester Co. Circuit Court; Md. Gov. appoints first woman to court

WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. - On Thursday, a local governor announced two new appointments to the Worcester County Circuit Court. One appointee is the first woman to be appointed to the court, in Worcester County.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says on Thursday, he appointed Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby  and First Judicial Circuit Judge Mary Kent as Judges to the Circuit Court of Worcester County.

 In reference to the appointments Gov. Hogan says, "After a careful and thorough vetting process, I am confident that Mary Kent and Beau Oglesby are the most qualified candidates to fill these vacancies. Their dedication to the practice of law and history of involvement in the Worcester community will serve them well in these new positions."

This appointment apparently makes Magistrate Mary Kent the first woman to be appointed to the Circuit Court of Worcester County. Kent has served as a domestic relations and juvenile causes judge for the First Judicial Circuit Court since 1996. Kent began her law career, in 1980, as a staff attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also reportedly worked in private practice, before founding her own practice in 1991. Kent apparently has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.) from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Worcester County State's Attorney Oglesby has served in the position since 2011.He was also formerly the Deputy State's Attorney for Caroline County and a prosecutor for Dorchester and Wicomico Counties. Olgesby apparently has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.) from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

There is no word on who will serve as the interim State's Attorney for Worcester County.
 


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