MONTGOMERY – Governor Bob Riley on Monday appointed Representative Benjamin Lewis to serve as Houston County District Judge. The appointment takes effect immediately.
The position became vacant with the recent retirement of Judge John Steensland.
“Ben is the most qualified candidate for this important position and I am proud to appoint him,” said Governor Riley. “He has the background and experience necessary to be an outstanding judge.”
Lewis is an attorney who has experience handling both civil and criminal cases. He is an assistant state attorney in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in Marianna, Florida. Prior to this position, Lewis was a private practice attorney.
In 2006, Lewis was elected to the State Legislature representing House District 86.
“It has been an honor to serve the people of Houston County as their state representative and now it will be an honor to serve them from the bench,” said Lewis. “I will be an effective and fair judge.”
The appointment creates a vacancy for the House District 86 seat, which will be filled in November when the general election takes place.
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