by Andrew Henderson
After nearly two months on the job, Fulton City Court Judge David H. Hawthorne has decided that he likes it.
Hawthorne announced this week that he will be running for election this November for a full term of the position he currently holds.
Hawthorne was appointed city court judge by Mayor Ron Woodward Jan. 1. Hawthorne replaced Spencer Ludington, who was elected last fall to the county’s Surrogate Court judge.
Ludington was once appointed to Hawthorne as a mentor, but Hawthorne now describes that relationship as a now friendship.
Hawthorne said he is confident that he has the temperament and experience to perform the duties of the office of city judge faithfully and impartially.
He added that he also feels very comfortable with the position since he was appointed. “The competence and professionalism of the court staff is overwhelming,” he said. “I would like to continue in the tradition of Judge Ludington by doing what I can to perpetuate those qualities.”