OKLAHOMA CITY —
Attorney and former legislator Thad Balkman of Norman was named Thursday by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve as a district court judge for Cleveland County.
Balkman will serve out the term of District Judge Tom Lucas who retired Aug. 1 at age 79, with a little more than a year left in his term.
The newly selected judge said that he intends to run for a full four-year term in the fall of 2014.