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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Judicial Appointment

Fills Vacancy on Frederick County District Court

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Eric William Schaffer to the Frederick County District Court. The seat became vacant following the retirement of Judge O. John Cejka, Jr. in July. The governor made the appointment after interviewing nominees sent by the judicial nominating commission.

“The appointment of qualified individuals to serve across our state’s justice system is paramount to upholding our responsibilities to the people of Maryland and the rule of law,” said Governor Hogan. “I have confidence that Mr. Schaffer will be a strong advocate for the law and for the citizens of Frederick County.”

Most recently, Eric William Schaffer served as a principal with Schaffer & Black, P.C. Prior to his appointment to the District Court, he served as a prosecutor for the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office and as an assistant public defender for the Office of the Public Defender for Frederick and Washington Counties. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr. Schaffer holds a J.D. from Dickinson School of Law and a B.A. from Bucknell University.

The appointment is effective immediately.

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