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Fallin appoints prosecutor to Oklahoma County judge post

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a longtime prosecutor to a district judge post in Oklahoma County.

Fallin announced Tuesday the appointment of Michele McElwee, who joined the Oklahoma County district attorney’s office after graduating from law school in 2004.

McElwee will replace former District Judge Bernard Jones, who left last summer to take a federal magistrate position.

Michele McElwee

Michele McElwee

“Michele McElwee is a dedicated public servant, who will make a fine addition to the Oklahoma County judiciary,” said Fallin.

McElwee currently prosecutes sex crimes and crimes against children as part of the district attorney’s special victims unit.

McElwee is a graduate of Millwood High School who earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from Oklahoma City University.