Governor Nathan Deal has appointed state Sen. William Hamrick to a judgeship on the Coweta Superior Court effective September 10.
Hamrick will fill a vacancy created by the May 1 resignation of Judge William F. Lee Jr.
The Republican lawmaker represents Carrollton in west Georgia and chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Judicial Appropriations Subcommittee. He works as general counsel for Ra-Lin and Associates Inc.
Hamrick faced no opposition in the July 31 primary election. No Democratic candidates had qualified to run against him in the upcoming general election.
Since Hamrick is stepping down, a new primary in his district will be held during the statewide election on November 6. The timing of the final election will depend on whether a primary runoff is necessary