Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday appointed Justin Brackett as a district court judge for Lincoln and Cleveland counties.
The appointment is good for four years. Brackett narrowly lost a district court race last month to Meredith Shuford.
Brackett also serves as associate general counsel for the Cleveland County Water Board of Commissioners, and works as an attorney at Tim Moore Law Offices, McCrory’s office said. Moore is the N.C. House Speaker.