By Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has nominated a longtime Family Court judge to become the new chief judge of Family Court system.

Markell on Thursday announced that he has picked Michael Newell, who has served in Family Court since 2004, to replace Chandlee Kuhn as chief judge.

Kuhn’s term expires on June 4 and is not being renewed.

The 62-year-old Newell has focused on family law since receiving his law degree from Widener University in 1981.

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