The Norman Transcript

October 3, 2013

Former Norman legislator Thad Balkman named to District Judge post

He replaces Tom Lucas who retired this past summer

Kristi Eaton
The Associated Press


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.