PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM)- The honorable Michael J. Bellamy was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley as a circuit court judge in Russell County.
He will be sworn in Tuesday Dec. 10 as the first African-American to serve in that capacity.
He has served the people of east Alabama for almost 30 years. For 14 of those years he served as a municipal court judge in Phenix City and in 1998 became a district court judge.
He says he is glad the governor chose him based on his qualifications.