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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today appointed Robert G. Johnson, of Georgetown, to the office of Court of Appeals Judge for Kentucky's Fifth Appellate District, Division 1, which is currently vacant.
This judicial district encompasses Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott, and Woodford counties.
Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown College and his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was one of the youngest circuit court judges in the Commonwealth when he began serving Bourbon, Scott, and Woodford counties 12 years ago.
"I want to thank Gov. Bevin for his confidence in my ability to serve the people of Kentucky," said Judge Johnson. "I am proud of my central Kentucky heritage, and I look forward to working hard to earn the respect of all my constituents."
Johnson is married to Scott County Clerk Rebecca M. Johnson, and the couple has five children – Benjamin, Sam, Caleb, Hannah and Beth.
Judge Johnson shall serve until the position is filled in accordance with the results of the November 2018 midterm election, pursuant to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.