PRINCETON – A new Mercer County circuit judge will be sworn in on June 15 after Judge Omar Aboulhosn resigned to become a federal magistrate.

The ceremony will be held in the courtroom of Chief Judge William J. Sadler at the Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton at 4 p.m.

Mark Wills was elected on May 10 to the Ninth Judicial Circuit term that begins Jan. 1, 2017. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed him to the seat to serve the remainder of Aboulhosn’s term.

At the time of his election, Wills had been practicing law at Wills Law Office in Princeton and he has practiced law for a total of 35 years.

Wills is a native of Princeton. He received his bachelor’s degree from Concord University in 1977 and his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law in 1981.

Wills served in the West Virginia Senate from 2010 to 2012 and in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1999 to 2002.

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