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Governor Fills Fourth Judicial District Position

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
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July 6, 2012


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor Fills Fourth Judicial District Position

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead announced today that he appointed William Edelman as the Fourth Judicial District Judge for Johnson County. This is a new judicial seat created by the 2012 Legislature.

“Bill has a long history as a prosecutor, and has worked in both criminal defense and in civil law. He is widely respected in the legal community and I believe he can step in and do a great job,” Governor Mead said. “Bill has tried 75 jury trials, which is an impressive background to bring to the trial bench. I thank the Judicial Nominating Commission for its hard work.”

The Judicial Nominating Commission is chaired by Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite. Other members are: Robert Shively, Bruce Salzburg, Jeremy Michaels, Richard Bridger, Shelly Christianson and Gina Monk.

“This is a great honor. I appreciate the confidence placed in me by Governor Mead. I will always do my best to be a fair and reasoned judge,” Edelman said.

Edelman was born in Sheridan and works for the Campbell County Attorney as Chief Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney. He has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wyoming.

Edelman is pronounced (ee-dell-man).