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Sheafor a good choice for judge

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Our Opinion

By Dave Bell

When Judge S. Gene Schwarm was appointed to the Fifth District Appellate Court, the question turned to who would replace him as Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge.
The appointment last Friday of M. Don Sheafor Jr. answered that speculation. And it elevated an attorney with a long and distinguished legal career in Fayette County.
Sheafor, an Altamont native, knows his way around the courtroom, having served two terms as Fayette County State's Attorney between 1983 and 1992, and he's tried hundreds of cases in civil and criminal law in private practice and as a partner in the local law firm of Burnside, Johnston, Sheafor and Connor since 1996.
Sheafor's appointment, which fills Schwarm's unexpired term, is effective on June 2, and runs through Dec. 5, 2016. The position will be filled through the general election in November 2016.
We congratulate Sheafor on his appointment. He brings a rich and distinguished background to the position.
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