A self-employed attorney from Hudson was appointed to serve as a Summit County Common Pleas Court judge in the general division by Gov. John Kasich.
Jane Margaret Davis will take over the spot vacated by Elinore Marsh Stormer.
Davis was a magistrate with the Stark County Common Pleas Court in 2007 and has worked with a variety of firms since 1995. She will begin her duties beginning July 8, according to Kasich's office.
Davis was one of three recommended for the spot by the Summit County Republican Party, according to Robert Nichols, a spokesperson for Kasich's office. The candidates were vetted by the local party as well as the governor's office.
"We have a group of people within the administration which carefully reviews all the applicants and vets them," Nichols said June 20. "And after careful consideration, we feel we made the right choice."
Davis will begin her duties beginning July 8, according to Kasich's office. She must run for election in November 2014 to keep the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends Jan. 4, 2017.
Davis did not return calls for comment by press time.
Davis was a magistrate with the Stark County Common Pleas Court in 2007 and has worked with a variety of firms since 1995. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Cincinnati. She earned her juris doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.