Will County seats first Hispanic judge

2013-08-14T18:15:00Z 2013-08-14T23:00:18Z Will County seats first Hispanic judgeThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 14, 2013 6:15 pm  • 

JOLIET, Ill. | Will County has sworn in its first Hispanic judge.

The county added two new judges on Thursday. They are 42-year-old David Carlson, of Plainfield, and 57-year-old David Garcia, of Joliet. Garcia is the county's first Hispanic judge.

He said in a speech after the swearing-in ceremony that judges are responding to the needs of the Hispanic community.

The two vacancies were added because of a retirement and the addition of a judgeship because of Will County's population growth.

The Herald-News reports that Garcia will be assigned to the court's family division.

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