newjudgeThe Kingman City Council voted unanimously  on June 5, 2015, to offer the position of City Magistrate to Jeffrey Singer of Poteau, Oklahoma. The offer is contingent upon successful completion of contract negotiations. An appointed Council subcommittee will work with Singer to develop an employment contract and start date. Time permitting, the committee hopes to bring an acceptable contract for ratification before the full Council at its regular meeting on June 16.

Singer is a Special District Judge for the State of Oklahoma, serving in this capacity for the past 5 years. Prior to that, Singer held the position of Assistant District Attorney in the Oklahoma District Attorney’s office.

Earlier in his career, he worked as an attorney in private practice and served as Municipal Judge for numerous Oklahoma municipalities. Singer received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa. In addition being a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Mr. Singer is also a member of the Arizona Bar Association.

Current City Magistrate Judge Kathy McCoy will retire on June 30, 2015 after 29 years of dedication to the City of Kingman.

Councilmember Carver was not present for voting.