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Somerset Co. State's Attorney Appointed as New Circuit Court Judge

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Daniel Powell (Photo: Somerset County) Daniel Powell (Photo: Somerset County)

SOMERSET CO., Md.- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed a new judge to the Somerset County Circuit Court.

Daniel Powell was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Judge Daniel Long, who is retiring. The governor made the appointment Wednesday after reviewing submissions from the Judicial Nomination Commission for Somerset County.

"After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Mr. Powell is the most qualified candidate to fill this vacancy," said Governor Hogan. "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."

Powell is currently serving as the State Attorney for Somerset County. He's held this position since 2011. Prior to his current position, he was a prosecutor for most of his career, spent three years in private practice as a civil litigator, and 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 J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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