Hladik faces Edwards in district judge race
Incumbent Dennis Hladik will face attorney Eric Edwards in the Nov. 6 election for district judge. The judgeship is for District 4 Office 2 and covers Garfield, Blaine, Grant and Kingfisher counties. The race is non-partisan and is for a four-year term. Hladik was appointed to the position of district judge in May of 2006 by Gov. Brad Henry, following the retirement of District Judge John Michael. I n November, he was elected to the position and has since been re-elected twice without opposition.
Hladik was an attorney for 30 years before being appointed judge. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1972 and earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1975. “I like the job. It’s rewarding. It’s challenging. Every day is different,” Hladik said of serving as judge. “I like being around other lawyers. I enjoy the time off, when we are not in the courtroom where we can laugh and talk about families and football.”
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