(Hillsboro) Judge Juli Hand’s appointment to Jefferson County Associate Judge in Division 11 didn’t come as a surprise after winning the Republican nomination in the August Primary. While Hand’s official term won’t begin until 2023, that office is currently vacant and needed to be filled for the remainder of 2022. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon says Hand will have to step down as the county municipal judge.
Gannon says he and the county council will prepare to find a new municipal judge.
Gannon says he already has a short list of quality candidates to become the next Jefferson County Municipal Judge and hopes to have that replacement in the coming months.