A veteran Baltimore County prosecutor has been appointed as the newest District Court judge in Harford County.
Harford County resident Susan Hower Hazlett was selected by Gov. Martin O'Malley last week to serve a 10-year term on the bench, filling a vacancy created when Judge Angela Eaves was elevated to the county's Circuit Court.
Hazlett, 46, will be one of three female judges in the county.
After graduating from law school at the University of Baltimore, Hazlett worked for eight months at an investment firm before leaving for the Baltimore County state's attorney's office, where she has remained for 20 years. Hazlett is the senior trial attorney in the child abuse and sex offense division.
"I've been grateful to work here. ... I love my job," she said yesterday. "Now I'm hoping I'm going to enjoy my new job equally as much."
Hazlett was appointed from a pool of seven candidates recommended as "most fully qualified" by the county's Judicial Nominating Commission.She will be sworn in June 2.