Retiring Kingman City Magistrate Kathy McCoy issued the oath of office to her successor during the June 16 city council meeting. Jeffrey Singer, a special district judge in Oklahoma, told Council and audience members he’s well aware he’s following the footsteps of an accomplished jurist and community servant.

“I know she’s done a wonderful job for the city of Kingman for the past 29 years,” Singer said. “I just hope that i live up to the very high standard that she’s set.”

A two-year contract approved by the Council provides an annual salary of just under $112,000. Singer said he’s eager to take the bench July 1.

“I feel very fortunate, very lucky, very blessed to get this position,” Singer said. “I hope to make you all proud. I can assure you that you are going to have a Court and a Court system that will be fair, that will be impartial, that will be prompt and will keep cases moving.”

Also attending the Council meeting for the swearing ceremony were Singer’s wife, daughter and parents.

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