CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Thursday appointed Jeffrey D. Cramer as Circuit Court Judge for the 2nd Judicial Court Circuit serving Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel counties.

Cramer will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Circuit Court Judge Mark Karl.  The appointment is effective immediately.

"Jeff's background as a county prosecutor and his commitment to his community make him an outstanding choice for the 2nd Circuit," Tomblin said. "I appreciate his willingness to continue serve his community and our state in a new capacity."

A graduate of West Virginia University and West Virginia University College of Law, Cramer began his career as an associated at Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield & Taylor in Moundsville in 1997. He served as Marshall County's assistant prosecutor from 1999 to 2005, was appointed prosecuting attorney in 2005 and elected to that post in 2006, 2008 and 2012.

Cramer is a longtime Little League baseball coach, is active in the Moundsville Lions Club and a supporter of 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

"I'm proud of my work as Marshall County prosecutor and look forward to serving in this new role," Cramer said.

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