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Governor Appoints New Muskingum County Judge

Image of Muskingum County Judge Eric D. Martin

Judge Eric D. Martin.

Image of Muskingum County Judge Eric D. Martin

Judge Eric D. Martin.

A Muskingum County Court judge will take the bench of the Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas.

Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed Judge Eric D. Martin of Zanesville to serve as the probate and juvenile court judge and he will assume office on August 13, 2014.

Martin is replacing Judge Joseph A. Gormley, who retired. He must win in November 2014 to retain the seat for the full term commencing February 9, 2015. Martin had previously announced his candidacy for the position and won the primary election for the post in May.

Martin has been a Muskingum County Court judge since 2005 and serves as the presiding and administrative judge. He also is a partner at the Allen, Baughman and Martin Law Offices since 2009.

Martin previously served as assistant prosecuting attorney for Muskingum County as well as solicitor for Frazeysburg and magistrate for Frazeysburg, Dresden, South Zanesville, and Roseville. Martin received his bachelor of arts from Ohio University in 1992 and received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995.  He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 13, 1995.

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