KINGMAN - Here comes the (new) judge.
Jeffrey Singer was contracted to serve as Kingman's Municipal Court magistrate following a unanimous ratification vote at Tuesday's meeting. He will earn a salary of nearly $112,000 a year, which is the average for magistrates in Arizona cities the size of Kingman.
Outgoing Magistrate Kathy McCoy swore him into office in a brief ceremony. McCoy leaves the bench on June 30 after nearly three decades in the position.
Singer, who has served as a special district judge in Oklahoma for the past five years, said he was grateful for the "wonderful opportunity" in front of him.
He said he would be fair, impartial, prompt and "keep the cases moving."