Ann Maher Dec. 2, 2014, 11:37am

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Stephen McGlynn was sworn into office by Chief Judge John Baricevic on Dec. 1.

He will serve a six year term.

McGlynn, Republican, narrowly defeated Associate Judge Heinz Rudolf, Democrat, in the Nov. 4 election by a margin of 50.53 to 49.47 percent.

McGlynn received 37,875 votes to Rudolf's 37,086 votes, a difference of 789.

The two were vying for the circuit court seat that had been vacated by former judge Michael Cook, who is serving a two-year federal sentence on heroin possession and weapons charges.


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